The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 39, July 1935 - April, 1936 Page: 140
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Southwestern, Historical Quarterly
date he was dropped. I trust that you will decide whatever you
think proper in the case.
June 5, 1817
MARTINEZ TO THE COMMANDANT GENERAL
Yesterday the citizens Vicente Sarnac and Manuel Ybarbo
presented themselves to me on their arrival from Natchitoches.
They had been sent out on January 1st of this year by my pre-
decessor Ygnacio Perez with a letter from you addressed to the
vice-consul Felix Trudeaux, with orders for him to send it on to
the consul of New Orleans, Don Diego Murphy. They fully car-
ried out the duty entrusted to them, delivered the letter to Tru-
deaux, and in addition, have brought the answer from the consul,
which I am forwarding to your Excellency in the enclosed sealed
Although citizen Anastacio Ybarbo, who accompanied Vicente
Sarnac and Manuel [Ybarbo] did not return with them, they
have informed me that they thought it best to leave him at
Natchitoches to secure certain important information for this
government so that he might later come and report it. After
their departure, these men had information that two hundred
troops had arrived at Natchitoches with a train of artillery and
that a division of more than 1,000 men was to follow them.
Likewise, two citizens of Natchitoches have arrived in company
with Sarnac and Ybarbo. They are Alexandro de la Garza and
Matias Pefia, who brought his wife with him. The first named
intends to settle in this region while the last intends to go back
as soon as he receives his mules that were used in bringing Sar-
nac and Ybarbo to this place and he knows of a safe convoy back.
I have ordered sworn statements secured from all of them as
to their observations regarding the bandits. These I, likewise,
send your Excellency in the original for your information.
In view of the recent occurrences and in order that you may
have information of everything as soon as possible, I have thought
it best to arrange to have everything sent to your hands post
haste by a special messenger. I beg of you, if you consider of any
importance what Diego Murphy, consul of New Orleans, communi-
cated, to inform me so that I can take all possible measures
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