The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 5
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General Austin's Order Book for Campaign of 1835. 5
Head Quarters, Octr 12, 1835
Mr. John Kane is authorized to procure from Mr. Benjamin
Duncan a Horse for the Campaign to Bejar The horse to be ap-
praised and paid for in the event of his being lost.
[ (] Signed) S. F. Austin.
Head Quarters, Gonzales,
Octr 12, 1835
The army is crossing the river and will march against Bejar
with all possible dispatch.
You are requested to inform the Volunteers who are starting, of
this, and to hurry their march as fast as possible.
An express has informed me of the taking of Goliad. This event
is of great importance and will contribute very much to the success
of the army cause.
By the enclosed you will be informed that I have been elected
Commander in Chief. I have appointed Warren D. C Hall Adju-
tant General and David B. McComb Assistant Adjutant Genl-
Patrick C. Jack Quarter Master Genl. and Valentine Bennett As-
sistant-P. W. Grayson and Wm. T Austin, Aid de Camps.
The election of the other Field Officers necessary to complete the
organization will take place today. All are united and in harmony.
Your obt. Svt.
Signed S. F. Austin
To the Committee of Safety--
Head Quarters, West Bank of
the Guadalupe Octr 13, 1835
On this day the Volunteer troops of Texas take up the line of
march for Bejar.
The whole number of the force here does not exceed 300 men.
We have hopes to be joined by the Detachment at Goliad consist-
ing of about 170 men, as an express has been sent to them to leave
Goliad and fall in with us on the road we take. But some casualty
may by possibility prevent this.
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