The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905 Page: 203
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De Leon's Expedition of 1689.
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ITINERARY OF THE EXPEDITION MADE BY GENERAL ALONZO DE LEON
FOR THE DISCOVERY OF THE BAHIA DEL ESPIRITU SANTO1
AND THE FRENCH SETTLEMENT. 1689.2
Wednesday, March 23,4 it was arranged that the detachment of
soldiers and camp-followers (el Rl. de la Gente y Soldados5) who
were in Coahuila" should set out. Accordingly, they marched one
league down the river.7 1.
24. Thursday, the 24th, the whole body (el general) set out.
The detachment, being ordered to go down the river, [crossed over
and]8 travelled down the other bank to its junction with the Nada-
dores. They travelled that day seven leagues toward the north.'
All this country is uninhabitable. 7.
25. Friday, the 25th, we travelled down the Rio de Nadadores,
along the south bank, between two ridges which they call Balu-
artes. On the bank of the river we passed a cottonwood tree, the
only one within a great distance. We travelled that day seven
'Derrotero dela Jornada que hizo el General Alonzo de Leon para elde-
scubrimiento de la Bahia del Espiritu Santo, y poblacion de Franceses:
Alio de 1689.
'In the Spanish text, the measures of distance traveled .each day are
usually placed in the right-hand margin. For the sake of convenience,
however, they are printed in the translation flush with the text.
'The Map begins within the 24th. The Letter states that the start was
made on the 25th.
'See the description of the review held on the 27th.
'The Presidio of Coahuila, now Monclova.
7The River of Coahuila (Cuahuila on the Map), one of the headwaters
of the Sabinas, a tributary of the Salado.
'See the Map.
"Eight leagues toward the northeast (Map).
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