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Sabine, where he was joined by seventy or eighty Mexicans and a few
Americans. Dr. Robertson1'" arrived soon afterwards with fifteen or
twenty men. And in planning the details of the expedition they could
not agree; Toledo insisting on the command and the appointment of
his subalterns and Robertson contending for the right of sufferage,
allowing the men to elect their own officers, Robertson and his men
finally withdrew and established their encampment, some twelve miles
above Toledo on the river.'14 They remained there two or three
months waiting for volunteers, but their own difficulty becoming
public, no one was disposed to join them. They finally abandoned
the liberation or conquest of Texas to future events.48
[to be concluded]
n6eDr. John Hamilton Robinson played a strange role in the expedition of
Lieutenant Zebulon Montgomery Pike to the headwaters of the Arkansas River.
Later he was sent into Mexico, his path crossing that of the Magee Expedition.
He died in Natchez of yellow fever in October, 1819. Warren, The Sword Was
Their Passport, 238n; Milo Milton Quaife, The Southwestern Expedition of Zebulon
M. Pike (Chicago, 1925).
"7'Sibley says the breakup essentially was caused by jealousy between the two
leaders. Sibley to Armstrong, August 1o, 1814, Garrett, "Sibley Letters," South-
western Historical Quarterly, XLIX, 6o7. This is substantiated by a classmate of Bul-
lard's writing from Natchitoches, Louisiana, in March, 1814. Everett S. Brown (ed.),
"Letters from Louisiana; 1813-14," Mississippi Valley Historical Review, XI, 573*
148Toledo visited New Orleans and was arrested by order of Governor Claiborne
for violation of the Neutrality Act of 1793. He was released after five months be-
cause no witnesses would appear against him. Warren, "Toledo's Reconciliation,"
Louisiana Historical Quarterly, XXIII, 827.
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