The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 5, July 1901 - April, 1902 Page: 21
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C2pt. Joseph Daniels.
of danger from Indians. On November 9th, 1838, Mr. Daniels
received his commission as captain of the company he had organ-
ized and drilled. In the Telegraph and Texas Register of October
27th, 1838, is the following notice:
"The President arrived in the city on Monday last. He was
escorted into the city by the Milam Guards. Their commander,
Capt. Daniels, has gained much credit for his untiring exertions
in behalf of the company, and is reputed one of the best drill
officers in the country."
The following orders show that the company was immediately
called into service, and they also help to throw light on its move-
HousToN, 14th Nov., 1838.
To Capt. Daniels.
SIR: You are hereby authorized to take possession of any public
arms you may find in the hands of the citizens of this place.
Capt. of Ord'ce.
HEADQUARTERS NEAR MOCURLEY'S,
Nov. 29th, 1838.
To Capt. Joseph Daniels, Commanding Milam Guards.
SIR: By order of Gen. Baker I am directed to rendezvous on
the Little Brazos at the house of Jesse Webb, 20 miles above Nash-
ville. You will repair to that post with all possible diligence. It
is unnecessary to urge dispatch to a soldier.
You will pass through a country infested with small bands of
Indians, and it will be necessary to use every precaution to prevent
them from stealing horses.
By order of GEo. W. BONNELL,
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