The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 7, July 1903 - April, 1904 Page: 287
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Journal of Austin.
bring him in,which he did in a few hours & no doubt had him tied
out for the purpose of getting the reward-Swapped away Wilsons
Horse & an old Grey (both of whom had given out) for a mule,
& exchangd a french saddle for a Spanish one-
July 9. In the morning had a race of about two miles to catch
the runaway mule, who outrun us all hobbled, tied head & foot &
with a long Cabrass & bell on-
Mr. John Lovelace was too sick to proceed, & left us to return
home to Catahoula-accompanied by1
About 10 o'clock the company started from McGuffins to wit-
Edward Lovelace, Neel, Gasper- Bellew- Henry Holsten, from
Catahoula- Wm. Wilson from District of Columbia late Leut. U.
S. Army- James Beard from St. Louis- William Little from St.
Louis- Doctor Hewitson- - Irwin- and W. Smithers from
Indian [Indiana?] and G. Bush from Nachitoches, the two last I
emploied as hunters for the company during the trip & agreed to
furnish them with ammunition and let them come into the settle-
ment on an equal footing with the other settlers-Bush furnished
a horse for himself & Smithers Wilson mounted on the Black mule
Beard on Bay horse, Little on brown mule, 3 mules for packs, I
rode Little's horse-left Thomas at McGuffins-8 miles from
McG. came to the first waters of Sabine-Smithers and Lovelace
killed a deer, and we camped at Lanan creek 15 miles--
July 10-At day light this morning Mr. Barnum (one of my
company who we left at Nachitoches) overtook us and communi-
cated to me the sad tidings of my Fathers death- - -this mel-
ancholy news came to Nachitoches in a letter to Dr. Sibley &
Barnum stated that Sibley had forwarded letters to .me which
would overtake me at Camp Ripley on Sabine-I started on with
a heavy heart and stoped at Camp Ripley, the Company crossed
the Sabine & camped in the Province of 'Texas--I stayed this night
July 11. I found that Bush was a worthless fellow and dis-
charged him-Smithers agreed to remain at Forsythes-engaged 2
bushels of cold flour, & 50 lbs bacon-spent the day at Forsythes
settling some business relative to Richmond-
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