The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 3, July 1899 - April, 1900 Page: 155
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Affairs of the Association.
into the possession of Mr. Tipton are best given in his own words.
"Last year while investigating, in the interest of the U. S. gov-
ernment, a Mexican land grant in this territory, I came across a
book which had been used for the keeping of accounts by General
Manuel Armijo, the last Mexican governor of New Mexico.
"At the time of discovering it I was hunting for signatures and
specimens of the handwriting of Governor Armijo, and in this
book I found both.
"But what was more interesting than the writing of Armijo, was
my discovery that the book had been used originally for recording
therein the military orders issued by Brig. Gen. H. McLeod, who
commanded the Texan Santa Fe Expedition of 1841. These
orders are twenty-two in number, covering twenty-eight pages, the
most of them bearing the name of Theodore Sevey, Adjt., and a few
that of C. J. Burgess, Acting Adjt. The first is dated at Austin,
May 24, 1841, and the last at Camp Resolution, Headwaters of
Red River, Sept. 11, 1841.
"The book is unquestionably genuine, and can be traced from the
gentleman through whom I obtained it, directly to the custody of
Armijo, who undoubtedly took it from the captured Texans, and
appropriated it to his private use.
"Fearing that it would be destroyed if it remained where it was,
and appreciating its value as a relic of the unfortunate expedition
of '41, I bought it, and it is now in my possession.
"My object in writing you is to say that if it will be acceptable,
I shall take great pleasure in presenting it to the Texas State His-
torical Association, where I feel that after its wanderings of fifty-
eight years it is entitled to a resting place."
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