The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 45
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General Austin's Order Book for Campaign of 1885.
Head Quarters Mill Station
16th Novr 1835
The public service and the welfare of evry individual in the
army requires that all our resources and especially the corn should
be economized and saved as much as possible. It is therefore
ordered that the corn shall be gathered and hawled into camp and
regularly issued in rations by the Quater Master until the corn
can be hawled in. The captains of each company will detail a
sufficient number of men from their respective Companies to bring
in corn under the direction of the Quater Master who will issue
it to the companies who bring it in in rations of not more than
one peck per horse.
The Captains will take special care that their men do not feed
on the ground which produces great waste, but that they feed on
a blanket or skin, or in a small bag hung below the horses mouth.
It is particularly enjoined on all the officers to attend especially to
this order and to prevent all waste or lavish use of corn-other
ways our stock will soon be exausied. The men which the Captains
of companies are ordered to detail for the purpose of getting corn,
will report themselves to the Quarter master evry day at six oclock
in the morning
S. F. Austin
Head Quarters above Bexar
Nov. 17 1835
To Patrick C. Jack Quarter Master,2
You will immediately take charge of all the wagons and oxen-
ascertain what drivers are employed on wages and at what price
and by whom employed-employ other drivers of well known fidel-
ity on wages, if necessary and see that they take proper care of
the oxen and do their duty. You will proceed immediately to
have the corn gathered and hauled in and prevent all waste and
see that it is regularly issued in rations agreeably to the genl.
order of yesterday. You will at once perceive the great impor-
2A. L. S.
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