Southwestern Historical Quarterly (Volume 11)

9781154420289: Southwestern Historical Quarterly (Volume 11)

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE QUARTERLY OF THE TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION Vol. XI. JULY, 1907. No. 1. The publication committee and the editors disclaim responsibility for vieu expressed by contributors to The Quarterly. GENERAL AUSTIN'S ORDER BOOK FOR THE CAMPAIGN OF 1835.' Head Quarters of the Army of Texas, Gonsales October 11 1835. Order No. 1. General Orders. Col Stephen F. Austin having been unanimously elected to the office of Commander in chief of the army of Texas hereby assumes the command thereof. Col. Warren D. C. Hall is appointed Adjutant and Inspector General, and David B. Macomb is appointed Assistant Adjutant and Inspector General of the army of Texas. P. W. Grayson is appointed aid de Camp. A general muster and inspection will take place at 9 Oclock A. M. tomorrow 12th October. The line of march will immediately thereafter be taken up for Bexar. 'This is one of the most important documents relative to the Texas Revolution hitherto unpublished. The original consists of an unbound manuscript volume of eighty-two pages. Pp. 1-28 and 31-46 are 7} by 9$ inches; pp. 29 and 30, 7 by 7J; pp. 47-72 and 77-82, 7| by 12*; and pp. 73-76 are on two small inserted scraps of paper about 7i by 5. Most of the oiders written on the larger sheets are in Austin's hand and are signed with his autograph. Most of the remainder are copied, both the orders and the signatures; but the original of Order No. 2 is lying loose between the leaves of the manuscript. The annotations are all by the editor. The abbreviations L. S., D. S., A. L. S., A. D. S., mean respectively letter signed, document signed, autograph letter signed. and autograph document signed. Parallel with the Order Book should be read W. T. Austin's account of the campaign, in A Comprehensive History of Texas, I 536-560. Shoo...

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