The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 9
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General Austin's Order Book for Campaign of 1885.
and receive from him an explanation of the Cause we are defending
which is the Constitution of 1824, and the Federal System. He
says that the General Opinion is that Texas has declared independ-
ence and that this opinion prevents the Mexicans from joining us.
You will therefore release him on his written parole of honor
not to take up arms-nor do nor say any thing against the Cause we
are defending until he is regularly exchanged or the War ceases.
Shou Mr Zavala be absent, open his letter.
(Signed) S F Austin
The guard will parade at head quaters at five Oclock P. M at
the beating of the drum. It will consist of a Captain, officer of
the day a Lieut. officer of the guard, 4 noncommissioned officers
and forty men. It will be divided into four reliefs. After day
light the officer of the day will order the guard to herd all the
horses near the lines, and after performing this duty he will parade
the guard at head quaters by sun rise. The officer of the day will
then detail six men from the rear guard who will report them-
selves to the quater master to aid in driving beeves. The first and
second relief will form the front guard under the command of the
officer of the day. The third and fourth relief will form the rear
guard under the command of the officer of the guard. The baggage
waggons will march in the rear of the second Batallion and the
rear guard will march in rear of the baggage waggons. The rear
guard will bring up all straglers and suffer no one to fall behind.
The officer of the day as soon as the guard parade and [are'] ready
to march off in the evening will report the same to the Adjt. Genl
and receive the countersign and instructions.
S F Austin
Camp Williams Octr. 14th 1835
As good order and deciplin are indispensably necessary in mili-
tary service, since without them all must fall into chaos and con-
'The writer evidently had the plural conception of "guard" in his mind.
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