The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945 Page: 13
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The Private Journal of Juan Nepomuceno Almonte 13
in the reservoir somewhat scarce; there is some pasture; no
house; we encamped in a small valley; there we met the second
Division under command of Tolsa; we arrived at 5 P. M. having
made a short halt.
3d.-At 81 A. M.-Started to the Hoya, 8 leagues; no people;
well dry; two small poor houses-to Bejar, 6 leagues; very
good road; some dry pasture; no water in the road. The In-
fantry arrived at 74 P. M. and rested the day following; many
soldiers sickened with diarrhoea, and some with blistered feet;
plenty of water, but no fodder; corn at 2 rials [reals] the
4th.-Started at 8 A. M. to the Hacienda de Castafios, 10
leagues; running water, good and abundant; to Monclova, 3
leagues; good road; corn and stalks, but few provisions. From
Saltillo to Monclova, according to our account, there are 57
leagues; according to the Itinerary, 52 leagues.
5th-The thermometer at Monclova in the house at 59; in
the afternoon arrived Messrs. Ampudia, Caro, Wall and Arago;
I wrote to New York; it rained in the night; stood guard; Mr.
6th.-In Monclova, thermometer at 590, cloudy.-The second
Division arrived; Flores was ordered to deliver the command
of the Division of Gaudalaxara to his next in command; wrote
under dictation of His Excellency the President; D. Ramon
Musquiz left for Sta. Rosa; Arago continues unwell; Moral
7th.-In Monclova, thermometer 62, day clear. Orders is-
sued at 6 A. M. the next day; Sr. Mora, assistant guard; I
wrote to * * * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * * * * * *.
the mail from Mexico arrives at Monclova, Tuesday, in the
morning, and leaves Wednesday at night.
8th.-Left Monclova at 74 A. M. arrived at the Hacienda de
Dos Hermanas and slept there.
9th.-To Lamparos, 5 leagues, (well water); to Laura, 5
leagues, (well water) ; good roads, all level, and good pasture.
10th.-To the river Sabinas at La Hacienda de Soledad,
5 leagues; to San Juan, also Hacienda, 1 league; to San Jose,
9 leagues; good roads and pasture.
11th.-To the Cabezeras de Sta. Rita, 7 leagues, (running
water); to San Miguel de Allende, 4 leagues; good 'roads and
pasture; high hills.
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