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11th Oct 1842
I thank you for your favor and the kindness accompanying. I will always be ready to give you a clean hand, when I have the pleasure to greet you! I will try and keep clean hands here, and if possible wash the country some too. A little cast-steel, soap or steel with-out soap well applied, would have prevented the Mexicans ever leaving Texas- But so the world wags!!!
We reached here on the 2nd, after sundry bothers and mishaps. The roads are changed, and to miss the right one, I found, and [sic] easy matter!
We did not break down, for that would have been too bad – as I am cleanly ‘broke up’!
We will soon get to business and move on as usual, but what will be done in war matters I can’t pretend to say! Since I came here Col. Bennett passed on with a part of his command, and as they wished