t of my things-sold for $323. Its value in England couldn't have been more than £8 or £9.
The portmanteau itself, which was an old one, fetched $51; a very old pair of butcher boots, $32; five shirts, $42; an old overcoat, $25.
26th April, 1863 (Sunday).
At 11.30 A M., McCarthy drove me in his buggy to see the San Pedro spring, which is inferior in beauty to the San Antonio spring.
A troop of Texan cavalry was bivouacked there.
We afterwards drove to the missions of San Jose and San Juan, six and nine miles from the town.
These were fortified convents for the conversion of the Indians, and were built by the Jesuits about one hundred and seventy years ago. They are now ruins, and the architecture is of the heavy Castilian style, elaborately ornamented.
These missions are very interesting, and there are two more of them, which I did not see.
In the afternoon I saw many negroes and negresses parading about in their Sunday clothes-silks and crinolines-much smarter than th