The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 6
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
I have therefore to request that you will use every exertion to
press on Volunteers, who may come up with us in time to give us
important, perhaps indispensable aid in the attack on S. Antonio.1
Fail not to use every possible exertion in this respect I beseech
you. If there is any inteligence coming on from Nacogdoches, dis-
patch an Express to them immediately, urging them to hurry on
by forced marches to join us.
Let me request you, further, to send on without delay Waggons
with what amunition you can procure, for cannon and small
arms-powder, lead etc, also provisions such as meal, beans, sugar
and coffee and what ever else you may judge necessary for the
troops. I wd have you send also 2 Reams of paper 2 bottles of Ink,
with a supply of Quills.'
The troops are all in high spirits.
Yr. obt Sevt,
S. F. Austin,
To the Committee of Safety, Commander etc.
Mr. L. Smithers is hereby ordered to take charge of the ferry
boat at Gonzales and hire men to repair it. He will take special
care to keep it in good order and bailed out and secure and ready
for service at all times.
Head Quaters at Williams place.
Octr 13, 1835
(Signed) S. F. Austin
Commr in chief.
Williams place near Guadalupe 13th
To Lieut. Col. Edward Burleson
You will anounce to the army that John H. Moore is elected
Col. Edward Burleson Lieut. Col. and Alexr. Somervill Major of
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