The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945 Page: 12
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
ists." He afterwards went to Texas as a spy. He also deserves
We further hear that the gallant Houston will soon be in
New York. His physicians have recommended to him a northern
latitude till his wounds are healed. The climate of New Orleans,
and the general excitement there, protract his convalescence.
He wants retirement and tranquility.
By the next New Orleans packet we therefore expect General
Houston, the hero of San Jacinto --a victory unparalleled in
ancient or modern times. It is the Marathon of Texas.
[The New York Herald, Wednesday, June 22, 1836]
JOURNAL OF THE MEXICAN CAMPAIGN - BY ALMONTE,
AID TO SANTA ANNA. PICKED UP ON THE BATTLE GROUND
OF SAN JACINTO BY ANSON JONES.
Annexed will be found a translation of the first portion of the
remarkable "Secret Journal" of the recent Mexican Campaign,
written by Col. Almonte, aide de camp to General Santa Anna.
The original, in the Spanish language, is now in our possession.
It was picked up on the battleground of San Jacinto by Dr.
Anson Jones, and was sent to us via Galveston Island, on the
12th of May last. The journal was seen and examined by Mr.
Childress, the diplomatic representative from Texas, who left
this city a few days ago for Washington. The Journal begins
JOURNAL COMMENCES IN FEBRUARY, 1836.
Feb. 1st.-At 8 A. M.-The President set out from Saltillo
for Monclova, passing by way of the Hacienda (farm) of Santa
Maria, 6 leagues distant; thence to Carretas, 5 leagues; thence
to the Hacienda de Mesillas, 5 leagues; making in all 16 leagues
of good waggon road. In Carretas there is running water, no
pasture, the road passes through high ridges and hills, and
with little stone. There is a shorter road to Saltillo from Los
Arcos, or a bridge near to the Hacienda of Santa Maria. Mesillas
has no running water, but a reservoir; the running water being
1- leagues distant; there is a large house, corn and corn stalks.
2d.-Started for Anclo at 7 A. M.-To the reservoir of San
Felipe, 7 leagues; road almost level; little stone; the water
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