The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 12
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
them immediately to the army-after which you will proceed on
your rout avoiding the main Crossing of the Salado-crossing above
and ascertaining the best route of passing the S. Antonio river
above Bejar. You will bear always in mind, to avoid if possible,
discovery yourself or giving any alarm to the Mexicans unless you
are satisfied by doing so, you will effect some material object. In
passing the Civola, if you have any men that are acquainted with
the Country, send two of them down the Civola to meet the De-
tachment from Goliad, which has been ordered to form a junction
with the Army at the Civola, or at some intervening point between
that and the Salado. You will communicate with me by express at
the Civola. Should you meet with any Mexicans on your route, you
will make them prisoners and send them immediately to the Army.
It is important to ascertain if practicable without discovering your-
self, whether the enemy are apprised of the approach of the Army
or are making any fortifications or other preparations-also
whether any troops have been sent in the last few days to Goliad.
It is all important that we hear from you at the Civola.
Warren D C Hall
Adjutant and Inspector Genl.
Head Quaters 16th Octr. 1835
Noah Scott is appointed Depy Assist. Qua master
S F Austin
By order Commr in chief.
Warren D C Hall
Adjt. and Insptr. Genl
Camp 3d Sandy Octr. 15, 1835
1st. In the Case of alarm on the march the advance and rear
guard will form in the rear of the Centre, and will take charge of
all the horses, and tie them up or hobble them: and in case the
Army is encamped in a square, the guard will herd the horses in
the rear of the Encampment.
2d. Every man must have a rope tied around the neck of his
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