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Notes and F agents.

Mrs. Harris wishes to correct the following typographical errors
in her "Reminiscences": QUARTERLY, IV, p. 160, 1. 33, for "The
young man camped at our house," read "The young men," etc; p.
161, 1. 9, for "General Houston to Gonzales with ten thousand,"
read "with one thousand"; p. 167, 1. 23, for "The reports of the
cannon were so distant," read "were so distinct."
In the QUARTERLY, IV, p. 156, note 1, the date of Austin's speech
at Brazoria is given through an inadvertence as September 12; it
should be September 8.
Philadelphia, 23 April, 1818.
Extracts from a letter dated Natchitoches, 16th of March, 1818.
Persons arriving from Galveztown bring the extraordinary news
of the arrival there of a number of Frenchmen having with them a
quantity of agricultural implements and munition of war. About
three thousand more are expected there. They come partly from
Philadelphia; all their property was marked Mobile. Generals
L'Allemand and Rigaud are with them. They carefully avoid
giving offence to the government. Their intentions are unknown,
but it is believed that they wish to go beyond Big River, or perhaps
to Tampico, to appropriate and occupy a country which may become
the asylum of discontented Europeans, etc., etc.
New Orleans, 1st of April.
It is reported that the French exiles in the United States have
formed for some time the plan of taking possession of the province
of Texas, as well as neighboring countries known as internal prov-
inces. A subscription has been raised among the richer persons
to provide the first expenses. It is even said that they have
acquainted the minister of Spain, at Washington, with their inten-


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