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arriving, we noticed a cross and bench on which it appeared
some person had been shot. Rained all night. Nothing now
[new?] occured. One horse was found to be tired out. We stopped
one league short of the Carrizo.
Sunday, 20th.-No rain. No sun. Met a soldier who was re-
turning. Found water the whole of the road. At La Perra, (farm
of Judge Williams,) the houses were burnt. At half past 4 P. M.,
we arrived at the crossing of the river. I spoke with General
Tolsa, who had not yet crossed the river. I did not cross. We
killed a beef. Lost four mules, (tired out,) and one yesterday.
General Tolsa collected some cattle, which were sent across
the river. It rained at night until half past 9 o'clock. In the
afternoon two pigs were killed.-Journeyed eight leagues.
Monday, 21st-Commenced cloudy, but cleared soon. Crossed
the river with difficulty. We joined the brigade of General
Tolsa and left Gonzales at 12 o'clock. We arrived at Tejoates
or El Durasno, at 3 P. M. Found no people; but an individual
was seen at the side of the road, who appeared like an American,
and although he was followed until he lost his horse near a
farm a league and a half from Gonzales, he escaped by a road
which branched off at the farm. Night clear. Nothing new.
Made three leagues. Passed about 9 houses on the road.
Tuesday, 22d-Commenced with a north wind, but the day
clear. At night the wind fell. We started at 8, A.M., and ar-
rived at River La Baca, at 3 P. M., only five leagues. The farm
was abandoned before the revolution. We made two halts of
an hour and a half for the baggage to come up, which
had been left a long distance in the rear of the division. We
passed the small branch of Piedras, (abandoned.) In the night,
Capt. Montoya arrived with 100 mules, which General Sesma
had ordered to meet us. Two mails also arrived. The enemy
were seen on the Colorado yesterday afternoon, and three
persons, Americans, showed themselves at the River Navidad.
At La Baca, coming from Gonzales, and about a mile from the
farm, the road from Goliad passes to Washington and Nacog-
doches. On the same side, but in front of the farm, the road
goes to the mouth of the La Baca, a small harbor where the ar-
ticles destined to Gonzales arrived. All along the La Baca, (be-
low,) there are small farms about two leagues apart, with cattle,
hogs, good pasture, and wood.
Wednesday, 23d.-Started at 8 o'clock; in this journey (on
Saturday 19th,) the Americans surprised the scouts of General
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