Congressional Edition Volume 7666

Congressional Edition Volume 7666

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...think, a family of six children. She was a widow, had lost everything in Mexico. She has a considerable claim against the Mexican Government. I saw7 a number of those, and the manner in which they were treated and the way in which they were left was shameful. Now, the Army, after they were through with the colonies of northwest Chihuahua, then marched over the Pulpito Pass into Sonora. The people that were driven out of Colonia Dublan sent an emissary to those colonies, H. S. Harris, to inform them of the character of the army and to advise them to flee the country. He appeared at Colonia Morelos the first of August I do not remember the exact date. I recollect the testimony pretty well, however. They called a meeting and he told them what they had done in Colonia Dublan and other towns, and advised them to flee from the town before the army arrived. They sent a courier, James W. Ray, to watch the movements of the army, and he located where they were, and then proceeded to Agua Prieta to confer with Gen. Santinez, for the United States Government had permitted the conveying of troops across American soil from El Paso to Douglas and tlien across the border to Agua Prieta, and he was encamped there. He told him where the army was, and asked him to protect the colonies. As I recollect it, that was his mission, to protect that country, and I take it that the reason that the United States Government permitted him to pass through on American soil was because that was the purpose of his doing so. He made no effort whatever to furnish any protection. He remained there, permitted the army to cross the mountains, and on the 12th of September they arived at Conolia Morelos. The army of Gen. Antonio Rojas passed within five or seven miles, I think, of Gen....show more

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  • Paperback | 1012 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 51mm | 1,769g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236518519
  • 9781236518514