The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 35, July 1931 - April, 1932 Page: 74
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
On the 18th day the escort of ten soldiers with its Corporal, Don
Luis Maldonado, and Seargent Reyes, arrived.
On the 19th we left Atascoso and came to a permanent pool of
good water, called La Parrita.
On the 20th we crossed the creek of San Miguel, which is good
water and has fish, and we came to a ravine before Rio Frio; it
has some pools of good water.
On the 21st we passed the canyon of Leona, where the water
was running high; we went through some woods of walnut trees,
through Rio Frio and arrived at the ravine of Guadalupe, where
there are pools or ponds of good water.
On the 22nd we passed the ravine of Los Caballos, through
green woods, across the Nueces River, whose waters petrify the
wood that is in it for some time, and came to Los Maguellitos.
In all of these places and in the foregoing there is danger from
the Apache and the Comanche Indians who come to look for the
Apaches. Because of this great care and vigilance are necessary.
On the 23rd we passed the ranch of Thomas SAnches; crossed
the Cajeta Creek; crossed the La Partida; crossed La Bercerra, and
reached the pool or water-hole of El Pato; fairly good water.
On the 24th we passed a spring of good water, El Patito, went
along by the hill of El Atravesafio, another spring called San
Ygnacio, another called Chac6n, and came to the town of Laredo,
on the bank of the Rio Grande del Norte, founded by Colonel
Don Joseph Escand6n, in the jurisdiction of New Santander dur-
ing the recent conquest of the Mexican Gulf. It has a priest
named Don Joseph Gutierrez.
On the 25th we entered into the ranch of Don Joseph Martinez,
which is about a league up, the same river.
On the 26th we passed the place called Los Coyotes and came to
the pools or ponds of La Abra.
On the 27th we passed the black water, El Bafiito; went
through Las Cruces; through the hills of Oraci6n; crossed the
Creek El C amar6n, and came to the San Ambrosio Ranch which
is on the bank of the Sabine River, or Salado, which was on a rise.
On the 28th I remained at this ranch waiting for the river to
On the 29th we crossed the Creek Santa Epigenia and came to
the Corral del Indio.
On the 30th we passed the pool, or water-hole, of Los Magueyes
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