The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 29, July 1925 - April, 1926 Page: 202
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Whereupon the other rose and stabed Davis to the heart-causing
his instant death. The following day Hickey was tried by his
Company, condemed, and shot for murder. Thus much we learned
from a statement left by the Company- in the evening traveled
twelve miles and camped without grass- next day found grass
in four miles & stoped awhile to graise- that night camped again
without grass- on the morning of the 23 traveled three miles
and came up with a company camped on the Bank of the River-
they reported good grass on the opposite side and we sent our ani-
mals over- The range proved to be excelent and our horses knew
well how to appreciate it- indeed it was a feast day all round-
in our mess we did'nt have anything but Roat Chicken, Rolled
Dumpling, &c &c. We determined to leave the Animals over the
River that night and Black Bob and I went over to guard them-
about midnight an Indian crawled up-cut Lizzy's rope and was
leading her off when BoB's watchful eye discovered the movement-
he snaped old Betsy several times, but finding that she would not
go off he called to me, and thereupon the Indian let go all holds
and mounted his mothers colt-
24th. A party of Mexicans returning from California, visited
our Camp this morning their statement corresponds with the
other accounts that we had of the "diggins" they had a good
many packs and professed to have had a large amount of the Ore
26th. Traveled twelve miles-the next day fifteen miles and
the 28th ten miles, which brought us to the mountain called in
Emery's [Emory's] report "Goat's Peak." Among the novelties
of our trip, there is none more worthy of a passing notice than
the intolerable little pests found here- they seem to be of the
Mice species, though in shape and dignity resembling the Lion.
Their tail is unusually long & smooth, with a heavy bush at the
end- their power of locomotion is extraordinary and when under
way the said tail stand perpendicular- they are very numerous,
very gentle and very troublesome at night- it is even difficult
to keep them out of our plates whilst eating- I have been greatly
disappointed in finding no game on the Gila- it has been so
scarse that I have ceased hunting altogether- nor have I been
able to catch a fish out of this Stream-41 We estimate the dis-
l1Emory mentions the abundance of game and fish in the Gila. Cox
evidently carried a copy of Emory's Notes.
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