The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 66
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TZexas Historical Association Quarterly.
are full of trout and sunfish-it is a most pleasing and grateful
thing to contemplate them throwing in little matter to them and
seeing them darting about thro the amber-like fluid-art has had
nothing to do here Nature seems to have chosen this region for
her own fanciful pleasure works.
After passing this last branch of the La Vaca we ascend a very
high prairie the scenery here as much surpassed the former day's
as that did any I had before seen. I will not attempt to describe
but only say that there are in Cin: about half a dozen young per-
sons ladies and gentlemen whom I then wished with me-they are
lovers of the sublime and the beautiful and with such-how de-
lightful would have been the pictures of that day, as they seemed
freshly touched by the inimitable hand of Nature we ride on
about 9 miles through this high prairie land when we enter post
oak roads which continue on to Gonzales on the rio Guada-
loupe we arrive at Peach creek within 8 miles of Gonzales here
we find 6 or 7 men from Sanfelipe come to this place purposely to
search for the bones of Early. Our Compy. had found part of
his clothes in said creek as they passed on-we stop and get coffee
and venison-these men had found a scull bone but nothing more
we saddle up and go on over a stony piece of ground for several
miles then thro' a most lovely post oak woods open green with
long grass and abounding with deer-by sunset reach Gonzales-
find Captn. Lindsay and Dr. Patrick lying prostrate with raging
fevers-they had been there in that situation nearly a week-the
Captn. was lying on a scaffold in a little arbor of trees the Doctr.
on the loft of a miserable hut burning up with the sun and
fever.-father continues with them a couple of days-is much re-
cruited and starts on with a traveller after the cattle-which a
few days previous had been driven on by Mr. Gregg and hirelings.
I remain to nurse the sick. Doctr. more particularly becomes fear-
fully alarmed-after two weeks-Mr. Urban's goods come on-
we get the Captn. into one waggon-the Dr. is sufficiently recov-
ered to ride on horseback in Co. with the waggons I start-have
a wild animal to ride a pack to manage and the sick to attend to-
but the fatigues the exposures-privations of natural rest that I
was compelled to undergo-is past and will not be attempted
here in detail-we were seven days from Gonzales to San Antonio---
distance 76 miles-the Country between those two places is prin-
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