The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 39
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General Austin's Order Book for Campaign of 1885.
It is ordered that no one pass the guard lines at any time without
written permission from the Commander in Chief.
It is also ordered that each company in camp be paraded at the
Sound of the trumpet morning and evening, the roll called and
the number present reported to the proper officer.
The Commander in Chief has no higher ambition than the in-
terests of the Country and the Safety and honor of the Army and
expects every officer in the line to use his influence and utmost
exertions to preserve order and regularity and to prevent shooting
Head Quarters-Novr. 12th 1835
S. F. Austin.
1Don Salvador Floris
Marcha V. con su, partida & buscar la partida del Cap. Fannin
que debe estar en Atascosa 6 Medina. En el rancho de Salinas 6
algun otro rancho debe V. tener noticias de Fannin.
El Objeto de este espedicion es espiar si es cierto q. viene res-
fuerzos 6 convoy para el enemigo. Tambien quemara V. todo el
pais desde el otro lado de las Nueces hasta Medina sobre los caminos
de Laredo y rio grande.
En el caso de tomar Cavallos publico del enemigo pueda V.
guardar los de los mejores pa. cada uno de su partida, como pro-
priedad de ellos ademas de los qe se necesitan para el servicio.
El Cap. Fannin dara & V. diez hombres pa. juntarse con su partida.
Canton en Concepcion 14 de Noviembre, 1835
Estevan F. Austin.
Don Salvador Flores:
March with your detachment to seek the detachment of Captain Fan-
nin, which ought to be on [the] Atascosa or [the] Medina. At the
ranch of -Salinas or some other ranch you ought to have news of Fannin.
The object of this expedition is to discover whether it is 'certain that
reenforcements or convoy[s] are coming to the enemy. You will also
burn off the whole country from the other side of the Nueces to the
Medina on the roads from Laredo and [the] Rio Grande.
In case of taking public horses from the enemy you can keep two -of
the best for each man .of your detachment as his private property, be-
sides those which are needed for the service. Captain Fannin will give
you ten men to be joined with your detachment.
,Stephen F. Austin.
November 14, 1885.
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