The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905 Page: 222
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can navigate it. We determined to see its discharge into the bay,
even though it should be a matter of difficulty. Finally we accom-
plished our purpose, looking from a little hill, which is about three
quarters of a league distant from the mouth of the river. It ap-
peared to us that it was about a league and a half (otro tanto)
from the mouth of the San Marcos to the mouth of the creek on
which the Frenchmen had lived, and the same distance from the
mouth of the creek to the settlement. We travelled that day
fifteen leagues. We took an observation on the shore of the creek,
and found ourselves, allowing for mistakes on account of the de-
fect in the astrolabe, in latitude 26 3' more or less. We named
this river San Marcos, because we discovered it the day after that
saint's feast day.
The Diary of the Return, continued, with the New Entrada made
toward the North in search of the French.
27. Wednesday, the 27th, our party moved forward and halted
on some pools,' near a little mott which borders on the trail.
28. Thursday, the 28th, we set out on our way, and the gov-
ernor set out the same time with thirty companions toward the
north bank, to look for the Frenchmen who had written. The
main body (el real) halted on the River Nuestra Sefiora de Guad-
alupe, on the other bank.
29. Friday, the 29th, the main body (el real) halted.
30. Saturday, the 30th, the main body (el real) again halted.
1. Sunday, May 1st, about evening prayer, the governor ar-
rived with his companions, bringing two Frenchmen streaked with
paint after the Indian fashion. He had found them twenty-five
leagues and more from where we had set out with the main body
(el real). One of them, the one who had written the letter, was
named Juan; the other, a native of Rochelle, was named Jacome.2
1The Letter states that the camp was pitched on the site of the French
settlement for five days.
"Santiago Grolette" (Letter). See note in Clark, The Beginnings of
Texas, THE QUARTERLY, V 181.
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