The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 35, July 1931 - April, 1932 Page: 54
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which belongs to the Mission of La Bahia del Espiritu, where they
have cattle and horses.
On the 12th we passed through a place that is called La Sim-
fonia crossed a creek full of good water and fish. It is called Deto
and it is there that the cattle and horses of the Mission La Bahia
get water. We came to a creek that they called El Cuchillo, and
here we stopped. The road ran through hills and plains that were
very green and pleasant, without any woods; there were some fish,
such as barbos, sea-fish, haddock. Some Indians armed with guns
came from La Bahia, and these went along with me on my jour-
On the 13th we left. It was very bad weather. A strong north
wind was blowing, accompanied by rain and snow. After traveling
awhile we stopped in some thickets which they call Adayseiios,
near which there is a creek of good water. The road led through
pleasant plains that were green and there were bits of woods, some
pin oaks and post oaks. Many cattle from the Bahia del Espiritu
Santo find pasture in all this country. 4.
On the 14th the bad weather continued, and we stayed in the
same place. On the 15th we reached the Guadalupe River. It is
large and wide, with good water, but rapid and treacherous. I
crossed it on a raft. There are many fish in it, barbos, piltontes,
pullones, sea-fish, eels and many others. Its margins and banks
are very pleasant, with many high and leafy trees; sabines that are
very beautiful, willows, cottonwoods, walnuts, pin oaks, post oaks.
All of these trees on the banks of the river have vines climbing to
the tops, wild vines of different kinds, some of which bear large
and bulky fruit, others medium and still others small, all wild
and harsh tasting, which hurt the mouth of the one who eats them,
but I am persuaded that if they were cultivated they would be,
good and profitable. On the banks of this river and the rest of
the creeks that come after this there is a plant that is like lettuce,
of which they make salad, and there are wild onions, also, which
with vinegar and olive oil make a very edible salad. 4.
The 16th we stopped on the bank of this river to wait until the
convoy should pass. Here I suffered with cold in my feet, and I
received letters from my guardian, from the Presidents of the Voca
de Leones and Sefior San Jos6, from Father Urbina, and from my
cousin the Licenciado Don Francisco Carrera del Valle. Here
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