The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 27
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General Austin's Order Book for Campaign of 1885.
Head Quaters Camp Salado
Octr. 24th 1835
To the Council of Safety
On this day I have commenced the investment of San Antonio
and feel sanguine in my expectations of reducing the place within
a few days if the expected reinforcements arrive but not other
wise. You will therefore immediately perceive the urgent necessity
there is for hurrying out Volunteers, who ought to come on with
all possible speed without waiting or delaying for any cause what-
ever. Evry day since we have been here there has been more or
less skirmishing between our advanced parties and those of the
Enimy. In evry instance the enimy has retreated; upon several
occasions with some damage. In a skirmish day before yesterday
they had one or two wounded, one mortally, and in one of this
morn they had some 4 or 5 killed and many wounded.
It is ascertained beyond doubt that the Inhabitants about here
and Sant Antonio are favourable to our cause-Juan Seguin with
a few men came to camp 2 days ago to offer their services and I
have appointed him a Capt. to raise a company of Mexican Vol-
unteers who are to join the Army as soon as possible.
The great object of this communication is to urge the neces-
sity of the Volunteers coming on as fast as possible without delay-
ing or waiting for any thing.
Should the troops from Nachogdoches meet this express they will
send a runner ahead to inform me when they will get up.
S. F. Austin
Head Quarters Camp Salado, Oct 23 1835
To Captn. Demit
Comandt at Goliad,
I have recd yours of 21st. I am happy to have it in my power
to relieve your anxiety on the subject of an attack from Bejar. I
have information of the most undoubted character in regard to
the troops that have arrived lately or can arrive soon at that point.
I Know that the whole now there inclusive of old and new troops
cannot exceed 650 men. The only reinforcement that has lately
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