The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 45, July 1941 - April, 1942 Page: 298
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about 40 of the Horses they had Stolen from the Caddos, they
have brought in the five Scalps to their Village.
A few days ago Capt. William Grinnalds Arrived here from
Nacogdoches, has entered & sworn to a protest Including the
following Points (viz). That he was master of the Schooner
Harmoney belonging to Alexandria in Virginia, owned by Capt.
Tucker of that place, & sailed from Alexandria in Decr. last
Bound to the W. Indies, was at Antigua & St. Thomas, where
he took On board One, Moore as a passenger, from thence went
to Turks Island, took in a Cargo of Salt & Sailed for New
Orleans. a Day or two after leaving Turks Island, was Boarded
& Robed of a number of Articles by the Crew of a French
Privateer, who put on Board him, two prisoners they had taken
from a Brig belonging to Baltimore; by the names of Craig &
Dorce. They Layed their course for the Balize [Belize], were
on Soundings to the East of the Balize [Belize] as he seposed;
after which Experienced Some Cloudy Bad Weather, Beat off
& on for Some days, could not find the Balize, Sometimes in
Sight of a Low Marshy Coast unknown by Any One on Board,
were Scarse of provisions, when the three passengers & three
of the Crew Mutinied took the control of the Vessel from him,
and Ran her ashore On the Coast Some Leagues to the East-
ward of the River Trinity, where the Vessel & Cargo was lost,
after abandoning the Vessel the Captain continued with the
Men, for Some days, groped about Amongst Lakes, Rivers,
Woods, Swamps, & Praries till they at length fell in with the
Spanish Post of the Accokesacos [Orcoquisac]"~ about a League
East of Trinity River in the edge of a large Prarie where they
found Captain Herrara [Herrera], Brother to the Governor'
commanding with about 50 Men, was treated Kindly by him
[Herrera], who sent Three Soldiers to Escort him to Nacog-
doches, about 150 miles distant, on his way thither, Met One
hundred Spanish Soldiers going to Reinforce the Post of Acco-
kesacos [Orcoquisac], he Arrived at Nacogdoches, found Capt.
Viana (commonly Called the Inspector) Commanding, about
three companies who treated him with Hospitality & Kindness,
this being the first place where he found Existing Anything
STThis presidio was a short distance from the east bank of the Trinity
River, about two leagues from the bay. The Spaniards called the Indians
living on the banks of the Trinity Orcoquizas, and named the presidio
which they founded in 1756, El Orcoquisac, as the site of the Orcoquizas
village was called. The form of the word adopted by the Bureau of Ameri-
can Ethnology is Arkokisa, which is slightly related to Sibley's spelling
Accokesacoss. However, the Spanish form is more commonly used. Herbert
E. Bolton, Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century, 332-342, 346, map.
'"Herrera was the commander of military forces in Texas and not the
governor of Texas. Cordero was governor of Texas until the spring of 1809.
Herrera was addressed as governor because he was governor of Nuevo
Le6n before his arrival in Texas in 1806. Provincias Internas, Vol. 201,
pp. 165-166, 183, B. L.
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