The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 51
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General Austin's Order Book for Campaign of 1885. 51
Head Quarters Nov. 18, 1835.
1I have recd. an official letter from Govr. Viesca informing me
of his escape from prison, arrival in Texas, and bad reception he
met with from Cap. Dimmit. The alcalde of Goliad and many
others complain of Dimmit, and I have ordered him to deliver
the command of Fort Goliad to Cap. Geo. M. Collingsworth.
I particularly recommend Gov. Viesca and Col. Gonzales to the
attention of the executive Govt. I have invited the latter to this
camp with his men. If he was here I have no doubt he could draw
over two companies at least of cavalry now in Bexar as he once
commanded them. It was his intention to have come here from
Goliad but [he] was so confounded and discouraged by the recep-
tion he met with from Capt. Dimmit that he became discouraged
and concluded to hault as I am informed at James Kerrs on
Labacca until he heard from me. I have sent an express to him
to that place inviting him to the camp. Should he have gone to
San Felips I request that you will invite him to join this army
a. F. Austin
To the Provisional
Govt. of Texas.
21st Novr 1835
It is announced to the Army that it will be organized into divis-
ions this day for the purpose of storming Bexar to-morrow morning.
The captains of Companies will report to the Adjt. Genl by ten
OClock today a roll of their respective companies stating those
who have left yesterday or today
All communication with Bexar is prohibited
S F Austin
To S. F. Austin Comr in Chief
On recipt of your Genl. order of this date announcing that an
attack on the fortifications of Bexar would be made by Storm
'In Stephen F. Austin's hand down to the sentence beginning "If he
was here," lete. The remainder and the signature are copied.
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