The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 58, July 1954 - April, 1955 Page: 90
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
the other Mexican and carryall; we were riding mules. I gave my
horse to a fellow in Chihuahua; he was wounded in the neck.
We started from this place Marin, intending to come as far as
Cerralvo that day; took an early start and got to a place called
Papagallos-a very rough thicket, was riding along leisurely in
the morning, it was pretty chilly and cool. I had a big Spanish
blanket on me, an overcoat, my gun strapped on the horn of my
saddle; there was a little boy named Billy Stone had been left
there-picked him up; I had known him before, and Gleason was
ahead of us. All of a sudden there was about ten or fifteen of
them fellows lying beside the road. This boy Raphael had the
mule, was leading him; they cut a place under my mule as big
as two fingers-shot under, somehow; she jumped up as high as
them gas pipes, but I sat on. Gleason halloed, "Leave the mule,
Raphael," and halloed to me "Come on, let's go!" Says I, "No,
Ike, stop!" and told Raphael, "You take that mule up to them
trees and tie him"-there was a little opening there-"and we will
fight these fellows." Little Billy Stone, the boy, says, "I'm with
you." So we tied the mule. I lit off my horse, had the gun all
ready by this time, just throwed everything down, and we two
of us, the boy and me and Gleason, run back about fifty yards
and just saw them. They were in the road, and I halloed to them
and I told them; "Now, you fellows have been lying for us here
all night; you want to fight, come on, let's fight this thing out.
I am on this myself, and I have got two thousand dollars in silver
dollars on that mule, and if you can whip me you can have it."
They didn't want any of it; so we rigged up and got on our
horses and went on. The Mexican would fight anything, too.
Says I, "You lay on to this mule, and don't you let them take
After that nothing occurred. We went on home across to Texas
and went home, regulated things, and came back to the Rio
Grande, and came through to this country. Nothing happened to
us on the road; we had a very nice trip. I think we left the 24th
day of February, and got in Woods' Diggings up here by Sonora-
it is now called Jimtown-got there on the 17th day of June,
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