The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 45, July 1941 - April, 1942 Page: 299
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Letters and Documents
like Civil Government, applied for the Arrest & Imprisonment
of the Six Mutineers, they were Accordingly Arrested, and
after remaining there about a Month till the Government came
to some determination respecting them, they were conducted in
here [Natchitoches] under a guard of Spanish Soldiers, and
were taken into the Custody of the Sheriff, have since been
examined by the Civil Authority, &-recommited for trial, &
will in three or four days depart from here to New Orleans
for trial. The Captain has already gone with two of the Crew
who were not implicated, whose testimony Agrees with his
relative to the transaction, he expresses himself very gratefull
to the Commanding Officers of the Accokesacos [Orcoquisac]
& Nacogdoches for their humanity & kindness. The Guard who
came here with the Prisoners behaved with great propriety,
& were very Decent men.
I have been requested by Major Freeman to have his Boats
& the articles he left with them at the Conchetta [Conchatta]
Village brought down to this place as Soon as possible, & have
taken Means to have it done, they will be here by the 20th.
Inst. Accidents Excepted, the Service will be performed, Prin-
cipally by Indians Under the Direction of Mr. Philebare Our
Indian Interpreter; the Boats will want some Caulking, etc.,
which will be done, the Best Care Shall be taken of the property
& at the least possible Expense.
There is no news from Capt. Pike whose Arrival here has
been looked for for sometime past, I have engaged the Indians
to give me the earliest Intelligence they get of him; fears are
expressed that Some Accident has befallen him.
In my last I mentioned I had been informed by a person from
Nacogdoches that Gov. Herrara [Herrera] had returned there,
my informant was Mistaken he had not Arrived there when
Capt. Grinnalds left that place, but was expected. Capt. Grin-
nalds left there about the 20th. of March.
I believe that nearly all the Spanish Troops that were at the
Sabine River last Fall are now Either at Nacogdoches, the
Accokesacos [Orcoquisac] & the Trinity River. And it is in
the Mouth of everybody that Considerable Reinforcements will
come on as soon as the grass will sustain their Horses, this
may or may not be so, I do not mention it as to be relied
on. I do not know of a Single Instance of the Attach-
ment to us of Any Tribe or Individual Indian being either
lessened or removed, the Relations of the Creek who was killed
at the Salt Works by Watson I have Seen & Satisfied. And
the Relations of the Chacta [Choctaw]"' who was killed in the
19In Sibley's historical sketches of the Indians, he described the Choctaws
as living on the west bank of the Mississippi, and that their number was
considerable. There were two villages, one was on the Ouachita River,
another was in the northern part of the Opelousas district. Besides these
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