The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 58, July 1954 - April, 1955 Page: 552
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
lives of those misadventured [persons] preserved, even if inordinate
God and liberty. [Presidio de] Rio Grande, October 9, 1842.
No. 280. Most Excellent Sir. Citizens Francisco Menchaca and
Leandro Garza have just arrived from S. Antonio de B6xar. They
declare that the common rumour among the Texans is that they lost
more than 170 men killed in the battle of the Salado by the Division
under my command: that at the Arroyo Hondo they had 17 wounded
whom they carried to B6xar, part of them on a carreta and the balance
on horseback: that the vice-president of the so-called Republic of
Texas arrived at S. Antonio with about 2oo men25 with the object of
ordering those who had gone after the Division to return; but the day
that he left Bexar, he encountered those who were returning from
flight, terrified by what had happened to them on the Arroyo Hondo;
that groups from their scouts are coming as far as the Nueces; that
Samuel Houston, the president of Texas, has issued his proclamations
for assembling three thousand men the 15th of this month with the
object of invading Mexico.
Francisco Menchaca adds that from the town of Seguin eight wagons
came to carry the wounded which they had sustained on the Salado:
that the Mexicans (Marcos Veramendi, Rafael Garza, Matias Her-
nndez, Francisco Vela and Antonio Coy) accompanied the Texans
as far as the Arroyo Hondo.
All of which I have the honor to inform Your Excellency in order
that you may forward it to the Supreme Government.
God and liberty. [Presidio de] Rio Grande, October 11, 1842.
25Vice-President Edward Burleson, with approximately 3oo men, met Caldwell's
men returning from the Rio Hondo after having given up the chase. His intentions
had not been to order the Texans back nor did he do so.
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