The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905 Page: 204
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204 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
leagues, keeping the same northeast course.1 All the country is
level and affords good pasturage. 7.
26. Saturday, the 26th, we travelled down the river2 as on the
day before, to its junction with the Sabinas. We travelled east,
halting a league from the junction. The country is level and af-
fords good pasturage.
27th. Sunday, the 27th, we went down the river Sabinas and
crossed it toward the north.3 Passing along the bank we sighted
the soldiers who were coming from the Nuevo Reyno de Leon to
join us here according to agreement.4 As we came together a
salute was fired on each side. After we had travelled three leagues
to the east, a general review and individual count was made of
all the soldiers, drivers, and other servants, and of the baggage as
28. Monday, the 28th, we travelled to the northeast, a distance
of six leagues. After crossing some unwatered plains, we halted
at a pool of rain-water. 6.
29. Tuesday, the 29th, we set out toward the northeast.' Be-
fore daybreak the French prisoner6 sent out one of the Indians
whom we were bringing because of their loyalty, to tell the In-
dians, his acquaintances, that we were going through their village.
As a result, more than seventy Indians, some armed, others un-
armed, came out to meet us a league before we arrived at the vil-
lage, and accompanied us thither. They had a hut ready, covered
with buffalo hides; there they put the Frenchman, toward whom
1See above (24). The Map gives northeast as the direction of the
march on the 24th and the 25th. The norte of the 24th in the Itinerary is
probably a copyist's error for nordeste.
'That is, to the left bank. The direction was really east.
4The Letter states that the entire force consisted of forty men from the
presidios of Viscaya, and forty from the New Kingdom of Le6n. These
troops were grouped into three companies, with Alonso de Le6n as com-
mander-in-chief and Nicolas de Medina as sergeant-major; with Lorenzo
de la Garza, Tomas de la Garza, and Francisco de Martinez, as leaders of
'Northeast by north (Map). The Map also gives five leagues as the dis-
tance traversed on this date.
'See page 200, note 2.
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