Anson Jones to Clark L. Owen, August 23, 1845

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Anson Jones to Clark L. Owen, August 1845

City of Austin


Augt. 23d 1845

My Dear Sir,


I arrived at this place one


week since and shall remain untill [sic]


after the adjournment of the Convention


now in session. On yesterday I rec'd


by an express a letter from Gen.


Z. Taylor commanding the army


of occupation on the U. States inform-


ing me of his arrival at Corpus


Christi and that one company of


Artillery and a Brigade of Infantry


was in position at that place, and


would soon be reinforced by seven


companies of Dragoons and an ad-


ditional regiment of Infantry.


His total force


will then amount to about eighteen


hundred men. In addition to


this, Capt. Bell is authorized


to enroll a company of sixty men


and Capt. Price another company of


the same number and to muster


them into the service of the U.S.


to act as spies or rangers.

Apprehensions are entertained


by Gen. Taylor that he will be


attacked in his position by the

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Anson Jones to Clark L. Owen, August 23, 1844. United States Diplomatic Correspondence, Texas Secretary of State records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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