The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 17, July 1913 - April, 1914 Page: 60
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Brushy Creek, twenty miles from Austin. They soon returned,
reporting that Indians had been within ten miles of the city, and
had shot two men the day before. There was great encitement,
but more talk than action. Guards were posted around the town.
Slept very well at Bullock's the principal hotel, a large number
of boarders, met a number of acquaintances.
Sabbath, Oct. 13th.. Attended Sabbath School, at 10 a. m.,
twenty-two scholars. Preaching at 11. After preaching, organ-
ized the Presbyterian Church of Austin, consisting of six mem-
bers. Brethren Bullock and Burke were chosen Elders. At 4
p. m. administered the communion of the Lord's Supper to eight
persons; the first time that ordinance had ever been celebrated
so far southwest, by Protestants, in North America. But few
spectators present; could not have preaching at night, owing to
the excitement about the Indians. General Burleson arrived about
dark, with seventy men, to go after the Indians. May the Head
of the Church make this small germ then and there planted a
great tree, whose branches shall overshadow the nation. 0 Lord,
behold and see and visit this vine and make it to flourish. Slept
on the floor in Bullock's large room with General Burleson's army.
Austin had been located in June. Now there were some seven
hundred people there, in cabins and shanties and tents. The gov-
ernment offices were in log cabins, on the main Ave., fronting the
river. "Beautiful for situation" is Austin, with its seven hills.
Monday, Oct. 14th. Spent the day visiting friends and making
acquaintances. Supped on Buffalo meat, and hot coffee in a tin
cup, with Bro. Woodruff, in his camp. The Bullock Hotel was a
curious structure. A substantial frame first story, on this two
log rooms on either end, with a commodious room between, all
enclosed. (After nineteen years I was there again. It was then
Smith's Hotel, the same frame and log rooms.)
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 17, July 1913 - April, 1914, periodical, 1914; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101061/m1/64/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.