The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 29
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Diary of a Texan Volunteer in the Mexican War
Bot of a "Bonito Senioreta" made with her own little hands-
oh! she was lovely to look upon-her eyes were neither blue nor
Blk-yet Beautifull they combined the expression of both-the
cinctellation [sic] of them beamed with goodness and loveliness-
would that she were of other blood-I lost here my "scopet"-
laid down and picked up by some Mexican-I would not have
taken $100 for it-having taken it from the hands of [a] Mexican
on the day of Battle-met here one Jno Baker alias Dr B-
Ceralvo is a small village-much dilapidated-population some
1500 or 2000-low chapperal flat country around us-but interest-
ing in many particulars some large cypress trees near here I am
told-good water first rate-about an hour by sun it was deter-
mined that supper should be got-after having gotten far from
the road side-I was appointed "Chief Cook and bottle washer"
so half doz went to work-and all done their duty to what was
cooked-supper being over a very interesting te-te a tete was
enjoy[ed]-talking over our hairbreadth escape and anticipating
our welcome at home-without watch all dropt off to sleep-
14th. a while before day-we mounted and vomused with a
vengance-10 miles to Big Ranch and Breakfasted-overtook two
other men-10 miles to water and nooned. we were now entering
a dangerous part of the Country but all went mereily and fear-
lessly along with but 4 or 5 guns in Company-we were deter-
mined if attacked to fight to the last-this country rather fine
tho chapperal still--getting back to mudy water-Parish did not
come up-rather uneasy about him-having just met several
armed Mexicans-scenery more lively and interesting-our com-
pany is made up with confounded good fellows and brave ones
and all lively and in good cheer-started about 22 o'clock thro
a rought-tho picturesque country-14 miles to "Mier" where
we arrived just at sun down and having some apprehensions--
demanded and obtained the "Great Plaza" to stay in-the same
Plaza from which the Mexicans resisted the Texians so stubbornly
in 1842-I took supper with Don Domingo-an Itallian Mex
wife-the very house in which the noble Texians fought so bravely
from-the sign is still there planely to be seen-where they worked
their way thro the walls and wended their way from house top
to housetop-population of "Mier" now about 4000 tho once much
greater-it is a Beautifull place-more prety women than I have
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