The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 34
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34 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
necessity there is for sending on as speedily [as possible], additional
reinforcements in order to bring the campaign to a close without
delay, which otherwise may be protracted and tedious, for the reason
that Bexar is strongly fortified, well supplied with Cannon, and
defended by a force much superior to ours. I have just learned
that the Cavalry of the enemy was commanded by Col. Ugartechea
and the infantry by Col. D. Marion Cos a brother of the Genl. D.
Martin Perfecto [Cos].
P. S. If it is possible procure a good supply of balls for the
Cannon. (Note a request for 2 or 3000 $ ready cash, language not
Head Quarters above Bexar
1Tho. J. Rusk is appointed Aide de camp in place of P. W. Gray-
son, untill the return of said Grayson, who has been sent to San
Felipe on public business-also James Bowie is appointed Adjt
Genl untill the return of the Adjt Genl. W'. D. C. Hall, who has
been dispatched to San Felipe on public business.
S. F. Austin.
This day James Bowie resigned his appointment as acting Adjt.
Genl and Francis Johnson was appointed in his place.
S. F. Austin
Head Quaters 6th Nov 1835
To Capt. Brisco.
Information has just been received that reinforcements are ex-
pected by the Enimy from the Rio Grand and Laredo roads.
Also that the soldiers go out night and day towards the West
and bring in Grass and beeves for the supply of the Enemy in the
fortification. Also that a mail from the Rio Grand ought to arrive
some time to night or to-morrow. You will therefore proceed with
all possible dispatch for the West of Bexar on the Leona as far
as the Madina approaching as near Bexar as you think proper for
the purpose of obtaining information as to reinforcements, inter-
cepting regular Mails or Expresses-watching for the money that
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