The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 518
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that we should not take him. I insignificantly look up and told them
if they attempted to move or put their finger on the trigger of their
arms that they should fall on the spot they stood. I then walked up to
them and took their arms likewise, my men stopt where I ordered
them, watching minutely their movements ready at the twinkling
of an eye to do what I should say, I told them to, take those gentle-
men to the guardhouse, which was done 8c there they remained until
trial, the court marshall passed a sentence or would have passed a
sentence of death upon the first. I found it out and went into my
room and wrote two notes one to the court and the other to the
Colo. and the sentence was remitted and he was drumed out of the
army they all said that nothing but the invincibles with Capt Carey
could have taken them as he expected to die any way if he was tried.
When any thing of a dangerous character is to be done its by order
Capt Carey will take a file from comp. of his men and go immediately
and . its always done. This should not come from me
but as I am writing to Brothers and sister I think you ought to know
something about these matters-I must close by saying that if I live,
as soon as the war is over I will endeavor to see you all. Write to
brother John or send this letter to him the reason why Brother I
dont write to you is I dont know whether you are in Baltimore
or not and brother William & sister I am nearly certain is in the
same place yet-Write to me if you please and give as much satis-
faction as you can-You will direct to Wm. R. Carey, Washington.
Austin's Colony. Texas and I think I will get it, you will have to pay
the postage as they will not be taken out of the office in New Orleans
unless they are postpaid.
Your affectionate Brother
WM. R. 'CAREY
Mailed at Natchitoches, Feb. 7, I836
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