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dropped out of the company. Finally, on Sept. 26, the residue
straggled into B6xar, foot-sore, and so broken in health that within
some three months more than thirty others died. With the party
had come the four missionaries1 from Adaes, Los Ais, and Nacog-
doches. The soldiers brought with them, drawn by the oxen of
the settlers, twelve four-pound cannons, fifteen boxes of ammuni-
tion and eight tercios of gun-carriage iron.2
5. The aftermath.-No sooner had the Spaniards left Adaes
than the neighboring Indians raided the place, scattered things
about, and unearthed and carried away part of the ammunition
and other effects buried within the presidio.' But the Indians
did not get all the spoils, for the families left at El Lobanillo ap-
peared upon the scene and saved what they could.4 The runaways
from Adaes shortly transferred their headquarter to El Lobanillo.
On September 13, Pellier, in command at Natchitoches, wrote to
Ripperda that "many fugitives who escaped from the convoy from
los Adaes have taken refuge at Lobanillo. They come surrepti-
tiously to my post in search of liquor (aguardiente) with the pur-
pose of introducing it into the tribes."5 With the Spanish gar-
rison removed, the French apparently flocked in to trade and live
among the Indians in greater numbers than before."
had been abandoned (see Bancroft, North Mexican States and Texas, I,
632). For additional information concerning this settlement, see Los
Vecinos, etc., passim.
"Accoring to Rubf (see ante, p. 75) there had been five in 1767.
2RipperdA to the viceroy, Sept. 28, 1773; petition of Ybarbo and others
to the governor, Oct. 4, 1773-both in Autos, 21-22,4. Ybarbo to Oconor,
Jan. 8, 1774, in Quaderno que Corresponde, 7.
Four of the cannons brought to B6xar were ordered sent to Monclova
(the viceroy to RipperdA, Feb. 9, 1774, in Vol. 99, Provincias Internas).
8Testimony sof a Spaniard who returned to Adaes for a sick man who
had been left behind (Ripperda to the viceroy, Sept. 28, 1773, in Autos,
'Oconor to Ripperda, Feb. 17, 1774, reviewing a letter which he had re-
ceived from Ripperd&.
'Volume 100, Provincias Internas. The original letter is in French. It
is accompanied by a translation into Spanish.
"Ybarbo, in writing to Oconor, Jan. 8, 1774, said: "Scarcely had we
left when Frenchmen settled in all the nations. This report we got
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