The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 60, July 1956 - April, 1957 Page: 99
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No. 323 B6xar, August 6, 1818
Reporting that the animals at the capital stampeded, and that
sixty-two have not been found; that Alfdrez Don Fernando Rodriguez
was following them when they joined a herd of mustangs; also that
several of the last mounts received have died from disease
No. 324 Bexar, August 6, 1818
Transmitting military report
No. 325 B6xar, August 18, 1818
Reporting that the auxiliary troops from Coahuila under the
command of Don Joaquin Mijares arrived yesterday with the fifty
loads of flour and also that the paymaster has arrived with the loo
guns and 4,000 pesos allocated to the province
Transmitting official communication No. 1, which reveals the con-
dition and salary claims of Mijares' troops, and official communica-
tion No. 2, which shows the decrease or shrinkage of the said fifty
loads of flour
Asking how it will be possible to undertake the expedition when
the flour is reduced to thirty-one loads and the 3,ooo pesos for the
two companies to 2,616, when Captain Mijares' horses cannot be
used and his troops have to be fed as well as paid, and when there
is no grass and the crops have been reduced to half of normal pro-
duction due to the severe drouth
Stating that he neither has the power or knowledge to conquer
the infinity of problems nor does he believe that any other man,
though possessed with a vivid imagination and a very astute mind,
could do any more, and, therefore, immediate orders must be re-
ceived before any steps at all can be taken, adding that Mijares'
troops and the companies from the west will be useless, but he will
have to feed them
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