in advance to look out. We
yesterday having let Capt Irion
take the command to the Rio Grande
in case of an attack of the Mexicans
Crossed another arm of the Lagune
1/2 mile wide some bogged down again
Passed several Salt Lakes. The road
to day is heavy sand and poor grass
Camped at a Live oak grove
Water was bad it being brackish
We travelled today about 30 miles

Wednesday 16th 1846
Left camp and went about 15
miles and stoped in a grove
near some large white sand
hills. The scouts have found
some fresh tracks of Mexicans
as we supose. Saw a drove
of mustangs near here. We have seen
them in large droves for several
days. Started at 4 oclock and traveled
untill 1 hour after dark and left the road
1/3 mile and camped in a live oak grove
Thursday 11th 1846
Rode 2 miles and came into
the trail of Genl Taylor's army leading
Point Iabell some of our men discovered

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