The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952 Page: 103
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mule was taken yesterday by an order from the Army.
Major [Peter H.] BelP was still sick when I left the West, so was
Lieut. [C. C.] Colley" and Adjt. Smith., I had the fever again before
I left but have entirely recovered. Nearly everyone in camp has suf-
fered more or less from fever.
I understand the Senate did not act on your nomination.
I will write you again from La Baca,
(CAPT.) C. L. OWENT
OWEN TO ROGERS
At Major [George] Sutherlandss 15th Aug. 1837
I wrote you some days since from Houston. I received your favour
from that place in camp. I collected all of your articles I could find
and packed in your trunk and valise and left them in care of Judge
[Patrick] Usher at Texana. Your rifle and shot pouch I have with
me at this place.
Colonel [Alanzo B.] Sweitzer receipted for your horse and mule,
4Peter H. Bell arrived in Texas from Petersburg, Virginia, in March, 1836,
promptly joined the army, and participated in the Battle of San Jacinto. On May
1o, 1837, he was appointed assistant inspector general of the Texas Army. He served
in the United States Army as a lieutenant colonel in the war with Mexico in 1846.
He was elected governor of Texas on November 5, 1849, and re-elected on August
4, 1851. He represented Texas in the lower house of the United States Congress in
1853 and was re-elected in 1855. He died in North Carolina on March 8, 1898, and
his remains and those of his wife have been exhumed and reinterred in the state
cemetery in Austin, Texas.
5Colah Cook Colley served in the army of Texas from January 14, 1836, until
January 18, 1838. His appointment as a second lieutenant of permanent volunteers
was approved by the Texas Senate on May 22, 1837.
6This may have been G. B. Smith who joined the army on June 14, 1836, and
who was in a company that was later commanded by Captain John McClure.
7Clark L. Owen left a mercantile business in New Castle, Kentucky, to enlist on
July 2o, 1836, in Captain James Pope Price's Company of Kentucky Volunteers in
a regiment commanded by Colonel C. S. Harrison. When Captain Rogers was
promoted, Owen succeeded him as captain of Company A. Captain Owen was a
member of the Senate from the district composed of Matagorda, Jackson, and
Victoria counties in the Sixth Congress of the Republic which convened November
1, 1841, and from which he resigned before his time expired. He was captain of
Company K, 2nd Texas Infantry, in the Confederate Army, and was killed at
Shiloh on April 6, 1862.
8George Sutherland came to Texas from Georgia in 183o with his family and
settled near Texana. He commanded a company in the storming and capture of
San Antonio in 1835 and served in Captain Moseley Baker's company at San
Jacinto. He commanded a volunteer company from June 26 to September 26, 1836,
and represented Jackson County in the Second and Ninth Congresses of the Re-
public of Texas.
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