The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 220
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Coahuila & Texas dated the 30th May 1835- We went together
to the Secretary of States Office to enquire if the Decree of the
5th April 1835 was among the Laws compiled by Cavajal- the
translator was out, so we had to go out also-leaving the papers
till another time with Mr. Amory
Newlands gave a grand party last evening-
Saturday 12th Jany 1839 Called at Mr Watrous office-not
there- Went to the Secretary of States Office, and there learned
that the Law passed the 5 April 1835 empowering the Governor
of Coahuila & Texas to raise money to defray the expense of
raising a force to repell Santa Anna's usurped orders, was among
the number compiling for translation & publication by the public
Translator- Sent off a Box of garden seeds to Mr John Mc-
Croncklin, Blacksmith, at Coles Settlement, pr. John Lord,
wagoner to a Mr. Madison, who lives about 30 miles beyond
Washington on the Bastrup road care of Messrs Bailey, Gay &
Bowen, and wrote a letter to each pr the wagoner-
Spoke to Mr John Buchanan, Surveyor from Texana, who in-
formed me that he had two Mexicans in his employ, keeping stock,
who were with Dr Grant at the time he was killed, one named
Cayatana and the other . . . [blank] a Mr Bryant also can
give some information about Dr. Grant, he lives at Texana-- The
"Rufus Putnam" came up this afternoon, brought the passengers,
from the "Cuba" but no mail- The SB "Correo" having the
contract no other Boat will take up the mail-!!!
Waited in Mr Watrous' Office after dinner until I met with
him- He admitted having the Titles to the 100 Leagues of
Land, also the Contract between the Allens and J A Newlands,
as the day was far spent, I proposed coming on Monday to take
copies & extracts from these papers- He said he knew nothing
of the claims on the Govt that Mr Toler had attended to these
Sunday 13th Mr Hall started for San Antonio at 12 oclock-
The Sam Houston came up in the afternoon & brought the mails-
Monday 14- Wrote to Mr H Grant & to Mr Bangs pr the
Cuba & sent pr "Rufus Putnam"- Called on Mr Watrous, con-
versed with him about the 100 Leagues- He said that the con-
tract between Dr Grant & the Govt of Coahuila & Texas was the
most perfect of anything of that kind he had seen- He could
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