The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 8
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Sabine, Rusk and Shelby just 18 miles ahead of us. Dor-
man and Field joined the Company-2 miles above is Mr
Pridgion place-then on 5 miles to camp "Estompede"-16 miles
13. across by a Dutch settlement-the Collette [Coleto]
nooned on West bank of middle Colette-and 14 miles across W
Colette to Camp Minaver Dr W killed a deer-Indian sign dis-
14th. Sunday-5 miles thro Goliad where J B. P and Lieut
H- stoped had our horses fed-got a cup of good coffee-milk
and sugar in it-Saw two most beautifull girls and oh! how in-
teresting who would have expected to have seen such lovely crea-
tures so far from home-they were well raised-well educated
and fixed up "rite nice"-Miss Jane Kenny and Miss Mary Jane
Foolkroad-veni-vidi-visi-oh! what eyes-we have promised
to go that same road home-1 mile to and across the San Antonio
River and saw the Ruins of Goliad-12 miles on-overtook and
nooned-bad water-no news-Jack and I had to get dinner of
course for we have it all to do-dont we Jack-yes! cooking and
every thing else-it matters not-however-what cant be cured
must be endured-confound this cooking any-K-how-why
did'nt I bring Moris-we had a very pretty little speech from Maj.
Dorman at the Ruins this morning-Remained at our noon Camp
all night-Camp Mrs. Jordan-God bless her-
15th. this day about 15 miles to dinner-had nothing for
dinner however-Jack and I, had it to get as a matter of course-
else our mess would starve-Slaughter Killed two deer-gave us
a fawn-Dr W shot at one but missed-the country from San
Antonio is not fit for a hog to live in-nothing but a sandy
desert-very much disappointed about the size of the perairie
this side of the Wauloope River-there is more and better perairie
on the other side of Colerado than on this side to this place and
muskeet grass there is none comparatively speaking-no house
from San Patricia to Goliad-none on the other side of Goliad
for a long distance crossed several watering places-
16th. cam[p]ed in a big Perairie-nothing of interest occur-
17th. Thence on 20 miles to San Patricia-cross the Nuases
River then 4 miles to Camp dead man-musketoes lower C G
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