The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 21
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General Austin's Order Book for Campaign of 1835.
You will give instructions to the persons charged with the duty
of transporting them to followthe Bejar road, up as far as the
Salado. But a guard will be dispatched from here which will
probably meet them at a point much lower down to give them
suitable protection. Care shall be taken to have the guard far
enough on the way in time. They will of course come on till they
meet the guard.
By order S F. Austin.
Warren D C Hall
P S. I had omitted the article of salt. Send a good supply of
that as there is not now enough in Camp to last for 3 days.
Head Quaters Camp Salado 22d Octr, 1835
To Capt. P Demit
I recd yours of 17th Inst last night. I am much pleased with
your exertions to send us on supplies of which we are greatly in
want. The flour etc you dispatched has not yet arrived, being
stopped at the Cevolo by the difficulty of crossing; but it will soon
be brought up by mules that have been sent down this morning.
You will receive an order by this express to send us on still larger
supplies, which I beg you will use evry exertion in your power to
execute for I assure you the men here are beginning to suffer
greatly for the want of bread etc etc I approve of your suggestion
in regard to keeping possession of the Fort at Goliad, and you will
receive this as an order to that effect. I have evry confidence in
the patience of the volunteers in remaining under your command;
to retain the important advantage already gained by the taking
La Bahia. In evry point of view the retention of that place is
necessary to us an[d] I trust it will be maintained by the joint
efforts of yourself and those under your command. If you receive
further information of an authentic character in regard to the
landing of troops at Copeno-despatch an express immediately to
Head Quaters that measures may be taken to meet the contingency.
By order S F Austin
Warren D C Hall
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