The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945 Page: 27
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The Private Journal of Juan Nepomuceno Almonte 27
Sesma, and killed two men and wounded one; we found water
along the wood; at two and a half leagues we breakfasted at
the stream of La Piedra, (a farm abandoned) ; at 3 P. M. ar-
rived at La Navidad, 2 and a half leagues; the mules were a
long time crossing, notwithstanding it was not miry; farms
abandoned and with stock; at the farm de los Coates there is
a good house, (abandoned) good water, and pasture; at the
farms of the Navidad the road to Washington branches off as
was seen by the wagon tracks; it crosses the Colorado about
7 leagues higher up than where the division was; from La
Navidad to the Colorado there are 7 leagues, with three or
four farms on the road.
Thursday, 24th.-A Cloudy day; left the farm at quarter
past 8 o'clock and at 4 P.M.; arrived at our camp on the
Colorado, passing by the farm of Los Nogales, the streams of
the Alamo and San Autonito [Antofiito], which is lined with a
thick wood; about a league before coming to the river, the road
from Atascosito and La Bahia, of Espiritu Santo separates; in the
night the Major General reconnoitered; made six leagues.
Friday, 25th.-The day clear and temperate. The division
cleaned their arms. An express was sent at night to the Pres-
ident, at Bejar. In the afternoon about 50 cavalry of the
enemy started off in small parties, and carried with them about
12 cattle that were grazing in the plain, within sight. Nothing
occurred during the night excepting a small fire in the camp.
Saturday, 26th.-Cloudy but temperate; at 6 A.M. com-
menced moving, and at half past 10 o'clock started from the
camp on the river, for Atascosito. On the march, received the
express from the President, dated 23 inst. in which he advised
the taking of Goliad. The enemy burnt some houses up the
river in the morning, and in the night, it was believed the
house of Mr. Wright was burnt, from whence we had started;
at three leagues we encamped at 4 o'clock, having made three
halts; the enemy came to reconnoitre us; the mail carrier
arrived alone, and said that General Pavon remained in Gon-
zales, collecting the cattle and corn from the neighboring farms;
the place we encamped at was on the banks of the stream
de San Antonito, about one and a half leagues from the pass
Sunday, 27th.-At 7 A.M. commenced the march for the pass
of Atascosito; day cloudy and showery; the road miry; at
11 o'clock we halted a quarter of a league from the river Colorado,
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