The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 53
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General Austin's Order Book for Campaign of 1885.
1Nov 22d, 1835. The company of volunteers from New Orleans
commanded by Capt. Morris joined the Army on the 21st in the
afternoon and the Capt. reported his company ready for duty,
S. F. Austin
Head Quarters near Bexar,
22d Novr. 1835
To the Provisional Govt2
Yesterday I issued an order to storm Bexar at day light this
morning. Col. Burleson and Lieut. Col. Soublett, the immediate
commanders of the two divisions of the army, reported to me that
a majority of the officers and men of their divisions were opposed
and unwilling to attempt it in consequence of which I was com-
pelled to abandon the measure.
The seige may be prolonged some time The army is now out
of Flour and the corn is exhausted I therefore have to request
that at least one hundred barrels of Flour and a supply of beans
and sea bread or hard biscuit be sent to this army without any delay.
So. F. Austin
Head Quarters Novr. 24, 1835.
8This day the army was paraded for the purpose of ascertaining
how many volunteers would remain before Bexar as a permanent
force under a comr. to be elected by themselves. The present
comr. having been called by the convention to proceed immediately
to San Felipe to go to the U. S. as a comr. On putting the ques-
tion to the line four hundred and five men turned out and pledged
themselves to remain, and a roll of them was ordered to be fur-
nished by each Capt. which is filed.
On the same day an order was issued for an election for the
comr. the result of which was as follows-Edward Burleson was
unanimously elected Comr. in Chief
F. W. Johnson appointed Adjt. and Inspt. Genl
Wnm. T. Austin appointed Aid de Camp
'A. D. S.
'In Stephen F. Austin's hand, except the words "four hundred and five
men," and what comes after the words "as follows."
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