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52, General Johnston says:
I have the honor to report that the district to which I have been assigned has been paid to the 29th February last.
It is constituted as follows: Fort Graham, Brazos River; Fort Worth, Clear Fork of the Trinity; Belknap, Salt Fork of the Brazos; and the post on the Clear Fork of the Brazos.
The distance traveled in making the payment was 7830 miles; time — from 29th February to 3d April-thirty-five days, under favorable circumstances.
The country is elevated,t, but the habit of prairie-travel unquestionably helped to train his eye and imagination to take in at a glance the salient features of a country.
An instance illustrating this occurred during his service as paymaster.
The road from Austin to Belknap followed the old Indian trail, as is usual on the frontier.
As this route diverged much from a direct line, and crossed the breaks of the table-lands instead of following the water-sheds to advantage, it was thought best to establish a new wago