The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 35, July 1931 - April, 1932 Page: 62
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say it although it was the day of St. Phillip and St. James, be-
cause the Host was passed. 16.
The first day we crossed a creek that is called El Alazan, which
has good water; we went on through a prairie called Las Carreras
and crossed another creek without a name to which I gave the
name of San Felipe and Santiago. We came to the Angelina
River, a full stream although not very large; its meadows very
pleasant and leafy, with many trees of the kind already mentioned;
it has many fish and the water is good; we crossed it and came to
another creek called La Litera. The road led through hills, plains
and woods that were very green but had many ticks, mosquitos,
gnats, and harvest mites. All this territory is inhabited by pagan
nations who have big towns: the Texas, Asinays, Navidachos, all
gentle, friendly although great thieves and high tempered. Here
the Father Fray Francisco Voceta came out with five men. An
Indian, Captain of the Navidachos, whom they call Captain Vi-
gotes, came to see me, and another whom they call Captain Gor-
goritos, from Durasnos de Los Vidays. Several Indian men and
women of the said Nations came to this place, and I commanded
that they be given pinole, biscuit, sugar-loaf, and they were very
much pleased. 12.
On the 2nd we passed through a creek rather full of good water,
called El Loco, on whose banks there are large settlements of In-
dians of the Texas, Asinays, and Navidachos; its margins are
very pleasant and there are many trees. We passed through an-
other called Las Castafias, and went along by the hill Hipasote.
We came to the Mission of Our Lady of Guadalupe de Nacodoches
,where its Minister, the Reverend Father Fray Joseph Calahorra y
Saenz received me with much love, appreciation and charity. The
road led through woods of pines, sassacras, hazelnuts, strawberries
and many blackberries. Captain Sanchez, a heathen Indian of
great following among them, came to see me and I made him sit
at the table and eat. The particulars of this Mission will
be told when I describe the visit of inspection made to it. 8.
On the 3rd I did not travel on account of its being the day of
the cross, but remained in said Mission of Nacogdoches. Many
heathen men and women came to see me.
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