The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 58, July 1954 - April, 1955 Page: 524

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Antonio. Unless otherwise indicated, all of the reports are from
Woll to General Isidro Reyes, commander in chief of the Army
Corps of the North.
229. Most Excellent Sir. I have the honor of enclosing to Your
Excellency a report of the force which marches under my orders as
the expedition to Texas. By it Your Excellency will be convinced that
everything possible has been done to give fulfillment to your orders
and to place said Division in position to fulfill the purpose that is
designated by the Supreme Government; certainly, I believe it unites
respectability to mobility.
Your Excellency will see, per the statement of supplies, that the
Division marches with 25 days' rations of flour and 21 days' supply of
dried meat;' but as it takes 50 young beeves on foot, I will first make
use of them and only at the last will I distribute the dried meat,
endeavoring that our supplies may last a month.
I can do no less than to call Your Excellency's attention to the brave
men whom I have the honor of commanding, as they march paid only
to the end of the month of July past, the Army commissary owing
them all the estimate of the present month, now ending; and, because
Your Excellency is not unaware of the immense exertions the Division
has been put to in placing itself in position to commence its march,
I hope, therefore, that as soon as the funds which are expected arrive
at this general headquarters, Your Excellency will see fit to arrange
to transfer to the paymaster of my Division the portion that belongs
to it, so that it may be conducted by the force commanded by Squad-
ron Commander D. Calixto Bravo, which remains at this place for
such purpose and will have to join me on the march to San Antonio
de B6xar.
Also, I forward to Your Excellency a detailed report of the strength
of the various pickets that remain at this general headquarters belong-
ing to the 2nd Division under my command; likewise, in the same
manner [a report] of the park, armament, artillery pieces and number
of horses.
Tomorrow I shall cross the river in person, and, now ready to
march, I will await the final orders of Your Excellency.
God and liberty. [Presidio de] Rio Grande, August 29, 1842.
No. 30o. Most Excellent Sir. After having stated to Your Excellency
the condition of the Division under my command, I am obliged to
remind you that in order to avoid the inconveniences that are con-
sistent to a large number of pickets, and contrary to the best service,
punctuality and rapid movements, particularly in front of the enemy,
'Woll probably had reference to "jerked beef" or tasajo. He, however, used the
term "carne seca."

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