The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 36, July 1932 - April, 1933 Page: 48
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grand-children does not seem to be more than thirty five years
old - did not sit at table with us, but had her meal carried to
her own room.
Our first dish was rice cooked with some ingridients to make it
palatable, and Chili Verde (green pepper) in a separate dish, but
to eat to-gether; second was Beef, Squash, Quinces, whole Peppers,
Green Beans, cooked seperately, but all, on the table in one dish;
third, dried beans, and Pepper to eat with them; fourth, desert,
boiled flour Pudding with almonds in it, and Peach Marmalade
A large glass tumbler with a pitcher of water composed our
drinking, table-ware. The thin and well baked flour Tortilla,
common to this country, accompanied the meal . .. Upon the
whole I have never - although the style was different - sit down
to a meal that was better suited to the appetite than this.
A large number of the men were drunk to-day, their feast not
being over; they were dancing and fiddling under a brush shed
erected in the street, where was also a monte table, at which the
Padre had been betting the night before - so I am told.
The Priests in this country shave the top of their head about
four inches in diameter.
25th Monday. Sun shining very warm. We will move to-day
- such is the last order, and I am very glad of it, if only to get
good drinking water, for we have been using the water that the
cattle are running through and d [r]inking it.
I saw in Teuson at the Donkey mill where James bought some
flour, a pair of steelyards made in 1753, such is the date on them.
Left camp at 3 o'clock, travelled until nine stopped one hour,
and made ten miles to camp, very little grass, and in patches a
small growth of a tree resembling cedar; had no supper, very tired.
26 Tuesday. Very cool morning. Left camp at day-light,
count[r]y same as yesterday travelled without dinner, and until
three o'clock, arrived at the Big Pecacho (Point or Summit) to
camp where we found an abundance of water and grass to the right
of the road, water in mud gullies.
Some of the men brought an animal into camp, which is rather
a curiosity; its body is covered with rings of yellow and brown
scales, short and fleshy tail, strong legs with five sharp exposed
claws like a cat's, large blunt mouth with sharp tooth and no
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