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

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Anson Jones to Clark L. Owen, August 1845

Mexican troops, which, in force, as


reported of five thousand men, are


concentrating from Tampico, San


Luis Potosi and other points


upon Matamoros. Gen. Taylor does


not think it prudent therefore to


detach any portion of his forces


at the present time for the defense


of our frontier, and has


further notified me that he will


immediately dispatch an officer


to muster into the service of the


U.S. any companies I may think


proper to designate for the protection


of the said frontier. I have in


consequence designated one full comp-


any under the command of Major


J.C. Hays for the defence of Bexar,


one full company under the


command of Captain Cady for


the defence of this place and probably one other company of Artillery, one


company of thirty men under


the command of Lieut Teal


of Milam County, one company


of thirty men under the command


of Lieut Thos. I. Smith of Robertson


County and one comapny of 30


men under the command of


Lieut. John McGarra of Fannin


County for the protection of


the frontiers of those counties


respictively [sic]. Gen. Taylor's forces

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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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