The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 22
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22 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
Head Quaters Camp Salado
22d Octr. 1835
To Col James Bowie
You will proceed with Capt. Fannins Division to the missions
of San Juan Espardo [Espada] an [d] San Jose and examine the
state and situation of those places. 1The quantity of corn and other
provisions, the disposition of the inhabitants to the cause we are
defending where the Caballado is and all other information of
an interesting or important nature. Also endeavour to procure a
number of cart loads of corn and beans to be brought here without
delay. It is important to keep possession of one of the missions
as it will secure supplies of provisions and also protect the La
Bahia road. You and Capt. Fannin will however use your dis-
cretion as to retaining possession at this time.
Send down to the Ranches and gather what information you
By order S. F. Austin
W DC Hall
Adjt. Insptr. Genl
Head Quarters Camp Salado
Octr 22, '35
The first Division of the first Batallion, under the command of
James Bowie, is ordered to proceed forth with to the Missions of
San Juan Espada and San Jose, for the purpose of gaining in-
formation in regard to the present condition of those places-the
supplies of corn there-the disposition of the inhabitants and other
purposes as expressed in the instructions given to the commander
of the detachment-with discretion to keep possession of one of
the missions if deemed expedient.
S. F. Austin.
Head Quarters Camp Salado
To Captn. Dimit Octr 23, 1835
Commandant of Goliad,
D Juan S'eguin is appointed to raise a Company of volunteers of
native Mexicans in defence of the Constitution and Federal Sys-
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