The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 35
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General Austin's Order Book for Campaign of 1835.
is still expected (according to information just received) which is
still expected from Matamoras preventing beef, cattle, or other
supplies from entering Bexar and harr [a]ssing the enimy in evry
in any [sic] way possible. You will remain out to night and until
tomorrow night should you perceive any important information can
be expected thereby taking care to prevent the enemy taking in
Grass or other supplies during the night.
S F Austin
Commr in Chief
Concepcion November 9th 1835
To Cap. J W. Fannin,
Information has been received from various channels-that a
large number of packs with supplies of flour and other articles for
the enemy in Bexar, escorted by fifty or sixty men who are also
bringing on seventy or eighty convicts as recruits for the besieged,
are on the road from Laredo.
It is of the greatest importance to the service that these sup-
plies should be taken and the party destroyed or dispersed who are
bringing them on, so as to prevent their reaching the enemy.
You will therefore proceed as speedily as possible with not less
that one hundred nor more than 150 men with the best guides you
can procure, in the two encampments, in the direction of the Laredo
road to intersept the said convoy.
Your detachment will be composed of as many men of your own
company as have horses able to perform the trip; of Volunteers
from the Nacogdoches battallion and by a detail from Col. Bur-
lison's command above town.
In the discharge of this duty much must be left to your own
discretion. According to the information the convoy ought to
reach the Atascosa, distant about thirty miles from here, to night,
at or before reaching said creek it will leave the road probably
on the north side and travel principally in the night through the
woods and bye paths. This will render it indispensably necessary
for you to keep out spies in every direction so as to find the trail
and examine every road and bye way for which purpose it will be
important to establish a stationed camp at some conceiled place
on the Atascosa so that your spies may know where to find you.
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