The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 5, July 1901 - April, 1902 Page: 23
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Capt. Joseph Daniels.
will return from the discharge of that duty with the gratitude of
the people as their reward.
A. M. TOMKINS, Gen. 2nd Brigade.
CAMP ARNOLD, BANKS OF THE NAVASOTA,
January 14th, 1839.
To Capt. J. Daniels of the Milam Guard.
SIR: In compliance with an order from you of this date to
summon twelve of the Milam Guards to act as jurors in investi-
gating the circumstances attending the death of our unfortunate
friend and brother soldier, Sergeant Robt. Hamet Breedin, I have
the honor to report that I have performed said duty by appointing
John Chenoweth, O'Neill, Wm. G. Evans, Lewis Way, Lyman Tar-
box, Best, James Duncan, Lee, Joseph Wells, Thomas Waters,
Joseph Little and Jno. E. Jones said jury, and by submitting the
following evidence elicited at the inquest, together with the verdict
rendered in accordance therewith.
Very respectfully, yr. obt. serv't,
JOs. C. ELDREDGE,
1st Sergeant Milam Guards.
JuRY RooM, Jan. 14th, 1839.
A jury having been empaneled and duly sworn by Capt. Jos.
Daniels of the Milam Guards for the purpose of ascertaining the
manner and circumstances attending the death of Sergt. R. Hamet
Breedin proceeded to the examination of the following witnesses:
Win. T. Carter being duly sworn, testified as follows: "I,
together with Patrick D. Cunningham, was in charge of the pack-
mules, and at the time of the accident was in advance of the com-
pany, and had stopped at the roadside to let our horses graze and to
light a pipe. We dismounted, and I asked Mr. Cunningham twice
if his gun was loaded; he replied that it was not. He then laid
his rifle in the hollow of his right arm, and primed it. I had a
piece of rag rubbed with powder in my hand ready to light. I was
facing Mr. Cunningham with my back to the road when the explos-
ion took place. I turned around and saw Sergt. Breedin in the
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