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RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY
We went back to where we had left Donley with the
Mexican, no Donley, anywhere in sight. The tension of
excitement was abated, and we could think more about
the tired condition of our horses, and rode at a moderate
gait, to where we had the first fight. We found
Donley there with the prisoner. He explained that,
"after staying where we left him, several hours, he
thought we might never return, and that dreary plain
made him lonesome" (Irish.) The other men had all
gotten back, and gave the casualties of their respective
Sergeant Ed. Seiker and J. B. Gillette had followed
the white man, (Fisher) and the Indian up behind him,
on a "dead run" for several miles, and seeing they
Were outrunning them, both on one horse, Gillette
Jumped off his horse, took a long shot at them, and
struck their horse, just back of the ears, when he fell
like a ton of brick. They ran up to the horse, and
found Fisher pinioned under him, and Gillette told
Seiker not to shoot him, that he was a white man.
The Indian rolled off, when the horse fell, and dodged
around a while, but they soon got him. When they
Went back to look after Fisher, he had worked himself
from under the horse and was gone. They thought
he couldn't escape in that open plain. The grass was
high, which was the only shelter. When they told me
What they could about it, I sent them back to see if
they could find him. Then the sun was about an hour
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