The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 77
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J. C. Clopper's Journal and Bo'ok of Memoranda for 1828. 77
Louisiana-next day reach the Seawullyl-meet two or three Mex-
ican families moving to San Antonio with a small stock of horses
cattle and hogs--they were making a part of their supper from a
polecat-which caused a considerable space between their camp and
ours these are beautiful little animals to look at and very numer-
ous-tho' too offensive for near approach when they choose to
make themselves so. Loose2 our horses. See vast numbers of
deer in the search after them. When found 'tis very late in the
day-do not overtake the drovers till late in the night-in a
woody country-tis very dark-discover their fires-come up and
prepare our suppers Keep a guard out-about midnight are
alarmed by the guard who came in from his post with the report
that there were Indians or other persons heard going off at speed
through the woods and thought that some of our horses were
stolen. Captn. and Doctr. are too fatigued to accompany me. I
mount a horse kept up for emergencies and after considerable
riding discover and get all ours collected-meanwhile great prep-
arations going on at the Camp for a desperate defence of the
silver, et cetera,-morning at length arrives-father quite unwell
from his exposures to the heavy dew and fatigues through the
night-are consequently late starting-nothing particular in this.
days journey-meet a large drove of beeveg r San Antonio mar-
ket--reach the Guadaloupe and enter GonWes about sunset-pro-
pose resting here a day or two-finished a letter to Rebecca and
sent it by Mr. Burnet. Several small log habitations erected here
since our last visit. With recruited spirits recommence our jour-
ney-reach Peach Creek, the dismal scene of Early's murder by
Desha. Meet an old hunter who takes us to the spot where he.
had a few days before found the bones of that unfortunate trav-
eller-they had been very much scattered and some broken by the
wolves-he had discovered all but the scull and collected them
together for the purpose of exhibiting and then burying them-
reach that branch of the La Vaca which forms the dividing line
of Austin's and De Witt's Colonies-find a house erecting pitch
our camps for the night. Catch some large sunfish from the
limpid stream. Camp the second night three miles West of Scull
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