The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 36, July 1932 - April, 1933 Page: 60
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the State; the day is exceding pleasant, the nights are exceding
cold so much so that you think you will freze before day appears;
a half dozen Blankets is not a surplus.
Within five miles from the Rancho is to be found the Agua
Calliente (Hot Springs.). I had no means of going to see them, or
would have done so. They are said to be a Pancea for all rheu-
In the direction of South East, at a distance of seven miles is the
Indian village of San Isibella, near is a Jesuitical Mission, said to
be one of the finest in this country.
Some Indians who were on a hunting excursion, passed through
camp, when I took occasion to examine their arms, &c. A stick
like a Hame was used for killing Rabbits, thrown from the hand
along the ground.
After cooking some wheat bread, parching and grinding some
coffee, packing our mules; we started about one o'clock, made about
fifteen miles through a well timbered, but otherwise an uninterest-
ing country, and encamped near a small stream, in the vicinity of
an Indian village.
Supper composed of Beef ribs spitted on a stick and roasted
before the fire, coffee, and cold bread, prepared by Gomez, my
Mexican assistant was soon dispatched; my pipe was then in re-
quest, after a comfortable smoke I retired, but could not sleep for
thinking about home, and future prospects.
18 Saturday. We arose before day, with the p[r]ospect for a
fair one - soon finished breakfast, packed our mules and were on
the road again; - rough road, view obstructed by the mountains,
passed two small Wagon Trains, arrived at the Indian town of
Temecula" about at two o'clock - p[r]etty good travelling for
pack mules twenty miles.
Stopped at Mr. John Rain's home - a San Antonian, who is
superintending a ranch here, and am content at the app [r]oach of
a termination of my long journey.
19 Sunday. Prospect of rain today, a thing, I am told, which
rarely happens here, still a small stream of good water nearby runs
all the year.
This village contains a population of about six hundred souls.
"This was an important Luisefio village with a population of 388 in
1865. Hodge, F. W., Handbookl of American Indians, II, 726-727.
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