The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 27, July 1923 - April, 1924 Page: 51
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Memoirs of Major George Bernard Erath 51
We all reached Lockhart's house the next afternoon, obtained
supplies of eatables, crossed the Guadalupe River the next day in a
canoe, swimming our horses, and separated. Chalk,16 Tom Old-
ham, and I crossed the Colorado at La Grange, bringing to that
place the first news of the defeat, and reached home on the 19th
of January, 1843.
se"Whitfield Chalk was a well known citizen of Bell County, whom I
knew personally. He escaped from the Mexicans after the surrender at
Mier, returned to Texas, and was not 'confined in the Castle of Perote.'
This fact technically excluded him from the benefit of the pension act,
and while I was in the State Senate I obtained his pension for him by an
amendment to the general appropriation bill (see Gen. Laws, 21st Legis-
lature, p. 77) ."--Letter from the Hon. Geo. W. Tyler, of Belton, to the
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 27, July 1923 - April, 1924, periodical, 1924; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101086/m1/57/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.