The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 32, July 1928 - April, 1929 Page: 310
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
two thirds of our time had expired. Our provisions such as were
laid in enumerated only under the head of salt and Coffee being
nearly exhausted, caused many a fond rogret at not being in a
Every bosom now swells with fond recollections of home. Its
cheerful fireside and withal its broiling steaks. Contrasting those
with our situation exhibited an unhappy difference which will ac-
count for the dissatisfaction among many of us.
The cold frosty nights in which we were compelled to stand
Sentinel without the necessary requisites for sustaining life made
it extremely unpleasant and irksome to us all. And too the Idea
being advanced that we were to take a westerly course through the
mountains to the Rio Grande for a more successful accomplish-
ment of our expedition and also to escort Genl. Gonzalez to his
Ranchero at Laredo who had accompanied us thus far for this
Sunday 10-The Surveyors left us Together with Doctor Riddell
of New Orleans and Wm E. Roberts of our Company-for Austin.
Soon after leaving one or two of the company returned stating
that they had discovered camp fires and dare not proceed. We
were immediately upon pursuit. but finding only three or four
wigwams deserted and no direct trail we parted again with them
and returned to camp. [-The diary ends here.]
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