The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 35, July 1931 - April, 1932 Page: 63
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Diary of Fray Gaspar Jos6 De- Solis, in the Year 1767-68 63
On the 4th we set out and crossed the Arroyo de la Nana;
crossed the Amoladeras and came to the Atollaque [Attoyac]
River, large, full of water, pleasant and leafy with many different
trees. The road led through green and flowery hills and plains,
through dense woods of various trees, pine, cedar, sassafras, per-
simmon, hazel-nut, chestnut, and there were also strawberries,
blackberries and viperine; good water but many mosquitos, gnats,
ticks, harvest mites and other pests. Here we camped for the
On the 5th we passed through many creeks of very good water,
through dense and leafy woods, through green and pleasant hills
and plains. We came to a creek called El Venado, where the Rev-
erend Father Santa Maria Laba Voceta y Reynoso came out with
some men. We came to the mission of the Ayes, and its minis-
ters received me with much love, charity and respect. I shall tell
of this mission when I speak of the visit of inspection made to it.
Many Indian men and women of the Ais nation came out. 8.
On the 6th we crossed Carrizo Creek, also that of Palo Gacho;
both very leafy and having good water and many trees. We
reached the Ranch of Lobanillo de Gil; here we dined. There is
a creek with plenty of good water, much woods, thick pin oaks,
pines, post oaks, elms, sassafras, strawberries, chestnuts, black-
berries, persimmon, viperine, deer. In the evening we came to
the Creek of Gonzalitos, also leafy and surrounded by trees of the
above mentioned kind. Here we slept.
On the 7th we passed through the Puerto del Patr6n, finding
abundant creeks of good water within a thick wood of pines. We
came to the Sabine River, large, full of water, where there are
many trees and many fish, also many century plants and deer in
the woods. I crossed this river on a raft, and we went on the
Puerto de Las Cavezas; here it rained a great deal. It is a shady
creek of good water, all the woods dense with pines and pin
On the 8th we kept on through the woods of pine and other
trees, and came to the three plains, Ranchos de Raso, where there is
good water; its orchards contain peaches, figs, berries, Castillian
roses more fragrant than those in other places. We stopped here
to eat. In the afternoon we set out and continued our journey
through the thick woods. We came to Arroyo Hondo, a deep
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