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