The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 35, July 1931 - April, 1932 Page: 316
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handsomer. On meeting in front of the church thay embraced
with considerable strength; the Padre vejo, came into camp with
the comandante. James suggested that a bottle of champaigne
would not be unpalatable. When he went to get the champaigne
the Comandante sent word around to not bring too much wine
for the Padre would get drunk.
The citizens are making preparations for a three days feast; to
celebrate what I cannot learn. Among other things the price of
marrying a couple is twenty five dollars. Those, who are unable
to pay it are compelled to wait until after the feast days are over.
21st Still in camp. South of Teuson about two miles.
Went up in the ambulanche this morning to have some repair-
ing done to the: woodwork. A mule pack train came in from
Guymos and brought inteligence from Mexico of the ratification
of the Treaty re-running the line of the Treaty of Hidalgo; we
now consider ourselves in Amercan territory; what the people of
this place think of U. S. a[s] their master I can't tell.
One old Mexican says that fifteen years ago he could stand on
the high land about town, and count fifteen ranches. Now there
is not one. Miserable, degenerate Mexico, once mentioned by
other nations with respect; is now the prey of stronger States;
while her citizens disappear at the app[r]oach of the white man
like the Buffalow, at the intrusion of Hunters upon his roaming
Figgs, Apples, Quinces, Pomgranates, Grapes and other fruits
grow here. The three latter are now in perfection. Pomegranates
are of fine size.
Moved camp to-day ten miles North of Teuson; found water
22d Friday. Clear and sunshine, with a prospect of being
very warm. Killed a beef this morning. Still in camp waiting
for rain ahead. An Indian came into camp last night and re-
ported "no water untill we get to the Gila" and as a proof drank
untill he made himself sick; he stated that he had been for two
days without; tonight some men came back from the other camp
in search of cattle, and stated the Indians had passed them on
the road and received water from them; what induced him to
lie to us, I cannot tell.
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