The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 3
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Diary of a Texan Volunteer in the Mexican War
chair-several cases of no particular interest-after a pleasant
conversation sleep took possession of the camp and silence reigned
26th. Nothing occurred up to 12 oclock of interest-yes!
Doct[.] W. had a chill sure enought-but got better and did'nt
die-Mann accompanied us until dinner-to Waltons-passed by
Maj [.] Haltom and the old Lady-God bless her Iind and gen-
erous old soul-gave us a gourd of sweet milk, one of butter do
[ditto]-and one of molasses-Thence on by Cock's whiskey shop-
took a drink and went on-some got drunk and some did'nt-
intended to go to -- mill-but coul'dnt get our grinding done
and started for Wynns-all mad and cursing--formed a line and
being dark went it blind-sand Knee deep-reached Wynn's about
8 oclock-"Camp Spill" or Spill Camp-Bell was presented to
the Court-accusation-A peculiar art he has of spilling gun's-
Lieut H appointed by his Hon-as Solicitor in behalf of the com-
pany. Lieut S volunteered in behalf of the Defendant. Jury
retired and brot in a verdict of guilty-he was given over to his
conscience-The Gr. Jury then presented Jim Stephens for Steal-
ing a hen off the roost-verdict-guilty punishment-that the
old hen should be given to the informant-and he deprived of
eating any of her. Nothing further happened to mar the tran-
quility of the night-so we all went to bed and soon fell in old
nappy's arms and at the sound of the trumpet up we got.
27th. Good coffee-molasses-biscuit and baugh naugh claugh-
ber-for breakfast-ate heartily and were off-
28th. Morning cloudy-fine day for going it-Dorman, Fields
and I-Ill overtook the company-the Capt ordered Dorman and
Fields to City of Austin with the muster Roll-they started in
the morning-made a fair day's travel-
29th. Sunday morning before starting we were greeted with
a war Speech from Master Wynn-7 years of age-it was indeed
a patriottic appeal-he beseeched us to go and fight like men-
like Texians-for he expected every Texian to do his duty-go
and battle for our country-for him and for his mother a hearty
response (of 3 cheers) was huzard-no liquor in Camp took din-
ner 1 mile W. of Douglass-left the Road at Douglass-2 miles
from Town to the left on account of corn-camp Loc:--18
miles-the only thing amusing transpired was the very particular
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