The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 5, July 1901 - April, 1902 Page: 22
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NACOGDOCHES, Dec. 2d, 1838.
Capt. Joseph Daniels.
SIR: You will march the M/ilam Guards to Fort Houston1 and
take command of that post, where you will be joined by the com-
pany under the command of Capt. Box. Immediately after your
arrival at Fort Houston you will send out spies and ascertain where
the enemy is, and if not found in numbers over one hundred you
will give them battle. You will use the greatest precaution in the
event the enemy is to be found to collect all the force you can.
You will, if it is found necessary, order Capt. Worthem's company
to join. Yours respectfully,
K. H. DOUGLASS,
Brig. Gen'l 3rd Brigade, T. M.
P. S.-You will draw from Fort Luz Beef to last 100 men 20
days. K. H. ').
HOUSTON, Jany. 8th, 1839.
To Capt. Joseph Daniels of the Milam Guards.
SIR: With the company under your command you will march
forthwith to the Falls of the Brazos2 and there station yourself, for
the purpose of giving protection to the frontier against Indian dep-
You will daily send out flankers to the right and left of your
position for the purpose of discovery, and you will exercise all the
diligence and vigilance which a soldier's pride should always call
forth, and which I am sure you will not be wanting in.
You will be as economical as possible, and not consume more of
the provisions of that section of the country than necessity shall
You will report as often as convenient your progress in the
object contemplated. The destiny of upper Brazos is in a measure
committed to the custody of the Milam Guards, and I am sure they
'Fort Houston was near where Palestine is located, at present the home
of Judge John H. Reagan.
2The present site of Wvaco.
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