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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