Albert C. Horton to T.I. Fauntleroy, July 31, 1846
every two weeks, and oftener if necessary -- I do not think,
owing to the distance between them, and other causes, that
a more frequent communication would be practicable
with any degree of regularity --
Besides the protection which would thereby be afforded to
the frontier, another object in organizing these companies,
and stationing them at the points designated, was that
a channel of communication might be kept open between
this State and the theatre of war. I have already invited Genl
Taylor, Henderson and Colonel Harney, to avail themselves of the
means thus afforded, of forwarding whatever dispatches
or communications they think proper, and trust that
you will avail yourself of the same facility, wherever
it is deemed necessary.
I will without delay instruct the Captains of the different companies,
to make reports every two weeks, or oftener if they can, con-
taining the information which you desire in regard to
their Scouts etc, and direct the same to be transmitted
to you at San Antonio.
I am Very respectfully
Your Obt Servt
Maj. T.J. Fauntleroy
Albert C. Horton to T.I. Fauntleroy, July 31, 1846. Records of J. Pinckney Henderson, Texas Office of the Governor, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.