The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 38, July 1934 - April, 1935 Page: 212
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212 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
upon the Spaniards with increasing superstition; while crop
failures for two successive seasons spread general distress and
hardship among the Spaniards as well as the Indians. In-
censed by the savagery of the Spanish soldiers, who, instead of
setting an example to the Indians, vied with them for barbarian
honors, the chief of the Texas Indians at last informed Father
Massanet that conditions had reached such a stage that they had
decided to drive the Spaniards from their country or would take
their lives. Consequently, on the night of October 25, 1693,
after burying the swivel guns, bells, and other articles too heavy
to carry along mission San Francisco was set on fire and the
missionaries and soldiers fled secretly away to New Spain.22
NOTE.-The granite marker for the location of Mission San
Francisco, and also the one for Mission Maria were furnished by
the De Zavala Chapter of Texas Historic and Landmarks Associ-
ation, of San Antonio, Texas.
2"Clark, Beginnings of Texas, 40-41; Dunn, Spanish and French Rivalry,
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 38, July 1934 - April, 1935, periodical, 1935; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117143/m1/231/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.