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le party, so they pushed on. That their precautions were well-judged is manifest from the following letter, written from El Paso some weeks later:
My dear General: Colonel Canby sent an order to Fort Buchanan to have you intercepted and made priow we will resume our journey.
Great events are transpiring, and we feel called on to hurry on. I may take the stage at El Paso, though I dread stages overland, especially as they are always crowded.
Tell Dr. John that his friend Captain Potter wathemselves of it at once.
The general, after nearly two weeks unavoidable delay, proceeded by the same conveyance, from El Paso.
He did this very reluctantly, and would have remained with us, until the last of the party could start for San Antonio.
Among the little incidents retained in the memory of his companions on this journey, Ridley relates this:
At El Paso, a small party were collected, among whom were the general and Major Armistead.
The usual topic was being discussed — t