The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 7
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General Austin's Order Book for Campaign of 1835.
the Regt. Also that Patrick C. Jack is appointed Quater Master
Genl. Valentine Bennett Assist. Qr. Master and William T. Austin
Wim. H. Wharton Esq Judge Advocate
Signed S. F. Austin
By Order Commr. in Chief.
Warren D. C. Hall
Adjutant and Insptr. Genl
Head Quarters, West Bank Guadalupe,
Oct 13 1835.
On this day the volunteer troops of Texas will take up the line
of March for Bejar. The whole number of the force here does not
exceed 300 men. We have hopes to be joined by a part of the
Detachment at Goliad, as an express has been sent to them to join
us on the road. But some casualty may by possibility prevent this
as Capt. Collinsworth has been ordered not to abandon the fort at
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.
Fail not to use any possible exertion in this respect I beseech
you. If there is any intelligence of troops coming on from Nacog-
doches let an Express be dispatched to them immediately, urging
them to hurry on by forced marches to join us and not to stay
for the Tenoxtitlan Cannon or anything.
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 meat, beans, Sugar
and Coffee and what ever else you may judge necessary for the
troops. I would have you send also 2 reams of paper-2 bottles of
Ink with a supply of quills, wafers and sealing wax.
I have to inform you that Goliad was taken by Capt. Collinsworth
on the 8th inst with fifty men Capts Smith and Alley marched
from here previous to my arrival with about 110 men for Victoria
which it was reported had been attacked, and they have no doubt
formed a junction with Captn. Collinsworth. As many of this force
only, as can be spared so as not to endanger the retaking of Goliad
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