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RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY.
Guerrero, in Mexico. Guerrero was twelve miles from
the river where I crossed at Carrizo. I went alone
and the public road had no charms for me, and I took
to the chaparral, (brush) and rode into Guerrero.
Just as I entered the town, I rode into a nest of loafers
and a few soldiers with them, and the scoundrels knew
me. They cursed me for everything vile, and I pretended
not to understand them, but I understood every
word they said. I played the "baby act" successfully
and rode on into the town. I strolled around like an
innocent spectator and finally I came upon a Mexican
merchant, who was a nice and intelligent man. Then
I had found a man that I wanted to talk to. He
thought that there would be no immediate danger of
any immediate trouble between the two countries and
assured me that the more intelligent class of Mexican
citizens were decidedly friendly to us. I could see no
heavy war clouds around Guerrero, and took to the
brush like a wild turkey, back to the ferry at Carrizo.
Then I was under cover of my own guns and the
"boys" were watching for me at the bank of the river.
In a day or two later, I thought I would move camp
down to Roma, about forty miles below Carrizo, and
on the morning that I took up march for Roma the
Mexican soldiers from Guerrero started for Mier,
OPPosite Roma, and made the distance in one day on
foot. They were on the "Quidad" as well as I was.
When I had been at Roma a few days and learned the
cow trails and crossings of the river, I went over to
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