The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 43
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General Austin's Order Book for Campaign of 1835. . 43
doubt from various sources of information that Ugartachea went
out, the probability of intercepting or hearing of him at some
point on the Madina is very great.
I think it doubtful whether the forageing party will be sent to
the Leon tomorrow owing to the whole army being united so near
to that place. You can however make an effort to find them and
cut them off should they be there. The absence of Ugartachea's
party will probably prevent the enimy from sending out reinforce-
ments. A party however will be ordered in the morning in that
direction to prevent it should it be attempted.
In an expedition of the description you are charged with a great
deal must necessarily be left to your discretion you will therefore
use it according to your best judgment and to circumstances.
Should you obtain any certain and positive information of im-
portance forward an express to me with it. You will return as
soon as may be consistent with the objects of the expedition.
S .F. Austin'
210 O'clock P. M.
I have this moment reed. a message from a well known and very
confidential friend who sent it by the Mexican Badilla from Nacog-
doches, who has just returned from Medina. The message is that
no reinforcements are on this side of the Rio Grande and that
none can possibly be on in less than ten days or two weeks, and
doubtfull whether they will come at all. I send you Badilla and
another Mexican as guides. The first will inform you who sent
the message. I do not wish his name mentioned. This being the
case Ugartechea's object is to intercept the cavallarda and Fannin
and perhaps you can hear of him on [the] Medina. I have given
you all the information on the subject I have reed. The only
thing certain is that Ugartachea is out some where, and the prob-
ability is he went after Fannin and Travis.
S. F. Austin'
Send to the rancho on [the] Leon and make inquiries [but]
touch nothing there, they are friends. Peter is there. Also en-
quire at Navarros ranch on the upper Rio Grande road beyond
'Autograph. The last two sentences above the signature are also in Aus-
'The two postscripts that follow are written and signed by Austin.
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