The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 47
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General Austin's Order Book for Campaign of 1885.
17th Novr 1835
O0n the 14th of Novr. two deserters came in, one of cavalry and
one of infantry to the camp at concepcion, and on the 15 and
16 one artillery man and two cavalry deserted to the mill station
above town. They report that desertions are frequent, and that
the soldiers are getting more and more discouraged every day-
that the fortifications are very strong and well arranged-that
Col Ugartechea left Bexar in the night of the 14 with 100 cavalry,
supposed by some to recover the cavallarda taken by Travis. Others
said his object was to join the expected reinforcements and con-
voy, and that he took 100 muskets with him on packs. The only
thing in which all the reports agree is that he did go out on the
night of the 14th with upwards of 100 men.
Since the 14, no parties of the enemy have been seen beyond the
reach of the cannon on the walls. Scouts from our army went
round Bexar every day. On the 16 at night Capt. Travis re-
turned to camp having dispatched the captured cavallarda to
Gonzales under the charge of John R. Foster--he brought in six
horses and 4 prisoners--the horses were sold at auction by the
Head Quarters above Bexar
Nov, 18, 1835
To Cap. Felipe Dimmit2
On recept of this you will deliver to Capt. Geo. M. Collinsworth
the command of that fort and town. I regret to say that I am
compelled to adopt this measure, owing to complaints made by
Govr. Viesca and also by the Acting Alcalde of that place and other
sources. These complaints show that great harshness has been
used towards the inhabitants of Goliad. This conduct is the re-
verse of what I had expected and had ordered and is well calculated
to injure the cause we are engaged in
Col. Gonzales did not come here, as I am informed owing to
the reception Gov. Viesca and himself met with at Goliad. This
1In Stephen F. Austin's hand.
2A. L. S.
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