The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 7, July 1903 - April, 1904 Page: 49
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Reminiscences of Early Texans.
in consternation, leaped down the bank of the creek where they met
the muzzles of our rifles and fell rapidly before our aim. The
thigh of the Indian chief was broken, and one of our men (Griffin)
had a hand to hand struggle with him before he was despatched.
["] Nearly all the Indians fell, either on the spot or within a few
hundred yards. There was good reason to believe that fifteen of
the sixteen were killed or mortally wounded. One of the latter
was found a few week[s] afterwards, still breathing. The Indians
were so completely surprised that it is believed they did not shoot an
arrow at us."
Mr. Alley was a member of what was known as the San Saba
expedition (1829) [.] He belonged to a small company com-
manded by his brother Rawson. Capt. Rawson Alley died in May
1883. The surviving brothers, Abraham and William, still reside
on the Colorado near the Atascocito crossing.
NOTE.-The Mexicans greatly feared these Indians, who fre-
quently visited their towns and were treated most hospitable, but
the Indians upon their departure, generally stole horses, or con-
mitted other depredations. The same policy did not succeed so well
in the "white settlements."
[9.] Recollections of the Campaign of the Spring of '86. (J. H. K.)
By a Private in the Texian Army.1
[10.] Tarring and Feathering of Dr. Lewis B. Dayton.
Dr. Lewis B. Dayton, it is believed, was a native of one of the
northern States. In the winter of 1825-6 he came to Austin's col-
ony, stopped about eight miles above San Felipe and boarded at the
house of William Robbins. He was a man of good education and
thought to be an excellent physician. He was, however, evidently
fond of fishing in muddy waters. He soon found fault with Austin
and his secretary (Williams), and denounced them in the most vio-
lent terms. He endeavored, and with some degree of success, to
1The matter belonging under this title has already appeared in THE
QUARTERLY. See Vol. IV, pp. 291-306.-EDITOR QUARTERLY.
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