The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 5, July 1901 - April, 1902 Page: 25
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Capt. Joseph Daniels.
Milam Guards, came to his death by the accidental discharge of a
rifle in the hands of Patrick D. Cunningham.
By the 21st of February, 1839, the Milam Guards seem to have
been again in Houston, as shown by the following receipt:
HOUSTON, Feby. the 21st, 1839.
Rec'd of J. W. White, Lieut. of the Milam Guards, sixteen Pub-
lic Horses and two Mules in Low order, also six Sadels and Bridels
and Two Blankets.
On February 24th, of the same year, Captain Danlels received
the following :
HousroN, TEXAS, February 24th, 1839.
To Joseph Daniels, Esq.
Sin: You are hereby appointed a captain in the first regiment
of infantry in the Texian army, and will receive your Commission
as soon as the same is ratified by the Senate at their next Session.
In the meantime you will discharge faithfully the duties devolving
on you as such, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.
By Order of the President, Mirabeau B. Lamar.
Your obedient Servant,
A. SIDNEY JOHNSTON,
Secretary of War.
The last document in my possession relating to the Milam
Guards in connection with Captain Daniels is as follows:
Capt. Daniels of the Milam Guards will deliver to the order of
Capt. Holliday twenty muskets belonging to the government.
GEO. W. HOCKLEY,
Ord'n Department, 7th October, 1839.
On December 19, 1839, the Morning Star, a newspaper pub-
lished at Houston, Texas, mentions that the Milam Guards are
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