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explanation of the entire affair: To the people of Texas. Galveston, May 6, 1842. my name having been used in a proclamation issued by the President on the 27th ult., which I conceived might be interpreted as a charge against me of the commission of illegal acts against the Government, I addressed a communication to the Presied, there was no foundation for it in fact. A. Sidney Johnston. City of Galveston, May 1, 1842. sir: your proclamation, which appeared in the Civitian of the 27th ult., alleges that it has been represented, to the President that certain individuals are passing through various parts of the United States, and claiming to be agentented to the Executive, are offering to grant commissions in an army to be commanded by yourself, has just been handed to me. Although my proclamation of the 27th ult. did not implicate you as being concerned in the illegal and disorganizing acts of the agents spoken of, and was intended as a rebuke to such persons alone as wer
ed by timber that we could find for so large a body of troops, but not good. This bright, clear, beautiful day was the coldest of all; the ground was covered with snow, and the small quantity of water to be found was nearly all congealed, so that with great difficulty an insufficient supply was obtained for our horses. On the 26th we were compelled to take the route again and go on to our depot of corn, and there encamped without water for our horses and with very little for our men. On the 27th we reached Belknap, and encamped near the post until the 2d of January, when we marched for this place. We are now comfortable, and begin to forget the past. During their march from Belknap they encountered hail, snow, and sleet; and both men and animals suffered severely. A train on its way from the coast to meet them lost 113 oxen. At Fort Mason, as the accommodations were insufficient for the comfort of the officers' families, General Johnston reserved only one small room for his o