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LONG'S SECOND EXPEDITION.
tion.* In September, Long set out for Galveston Island
to try to obtain aid from Lafitte; he had just reached
the Coushatta village when he learned that a large Roy-
alist army was marching to attack his colony. Sending
back word to his wife to lose no time in escaping into
Louisiana, and ordering his under officers to concentrate
their forces, he hurried on to Galveston. Lafitte received
him cordially, wished him the greatest success, but posi-
tively refused to aid him, saying: "A close study of
Nolan's, Magee's, Mina's, and Aury's expeditions has con-
vinced me that no such invasion can succeed unless
backed by a large, well-disciplined military force." Start-
ing on his homeward journey, Long was met everywhere
by bad tidings; at all points his men had been defeated
while his brother had been killed. He reached Nacog-
doches only to find it deserted, the inhabitants having
fled at the news of the approach of the enemy. Long
himself came near being captured. He was, however,
rejoiced to find his wife and child safe, and many of his
men waiting him at Point Bolivar.
Long's Second Expedition.--Not discouraged by the
failure of his first expedition, Long hurried to New Or-
leans, where he obtained new forces and new supplies.
Don Felix Trespalacios, a famous Mexican exile, also
* The plans for carrying out this idea were made with the greatest care.
David Long, Dr. Long's brother, was placed in charge of a trading post at the
upper crossing of the Trinity and was specially ordered to do all in his power to win
and retain the good will of the Indians. Johnson was to carry out the same plan
on the Brazos. Smith, with a force of 40 men, was stationed at the Coushatta vil-
lage on the Trinity. Walker built a fort on the Brazos while Cook fortified Pecan
Point on the Red River.
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