The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 35, July 1931 - April, 1932 Page: 72
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On the 1st we reached the first fork of the River called Brazo
de Dios. The water was very high.
On the 2nd we crossed this river on a raft, leaving the mule
drivers unaided and in danger of their lives.
On the 3rd we came to the second fork of the Brazos which was
even more flooded than the first. A squadron of nine soldiers
with its captain arrived. This was a great consolation.
The 4th and 5th were passed in taking our cargo across on a
raft. On the 6th we finished transporting the cargo and went on
to a plain, or placeta, that has a creek in the middle. Here some
wild cows were killed for food.
On the 7th we reached the Arroyo de Peflitas. It rained on us
On the 8th we reached the Creek of Juana Rosa.
On the 9th we came to the Colorado River, which was very high
and out of its banks.
On the 10th we said mass and set up the holy cross, waiting for
the river to go down.
The 11th we also spent in waiting for the river to go down.
The 12th we crossed in a canoe made for the Seiior Marqu6s
The 13th we finished taking the baggage across. The horses
swam and three mules and two horses were drowned. We came
out on a small plain beyond the bank of the river.
On the 14th we arrived at the creek of Breviario, and on this
day I met the Father Preacher Fray Manuel Marentes, who came
out to receive me. We were in danger from the Xaranames In-
dians, who were being held off by the Indians Pedro and Ram6n,
who had accompanied me from the Bay of Espiritu Santo.
On the 15th we reached the Pi6lago del Rosal.
On the 16th we came to the Guadalupe River, where I was re-
ceived by the ensign of the Presidio of La Bahia who was com-
manding an escort of ten soldiers, sent by their captain to see if
they could find any French contraband, rather than to escort me.
On the 17th, having crossed the Creek Las Animas, where I
was received by the Reverend Father Fray Joseph de Escobar,
minister of the mission of Rosario, we came to the Piblago de las
Cruces. It rained a great deal that evening.
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