The Scouting Expeditions of McCulloch's Texas Rangers, Or, the Summer and Fall Campaign of the Army of the United States in Mexico--1846; Including Skirmishes with the Mexicans, and an Accurate Detail of the Storming of Monterey Also, the

The Scouting Expeditions of McCulloch's Texas Rangers, Or, the Summer and Fall Campaign of the Army of the United States in Mexico--1846; Including Skirmishes with the Mexicans, and an Accurate Detail of the Storming of Monterey Also, the

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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. 18 edition. Excerpt: ...and customs among them, and luxuries which they never knew of before. Whether it was from extreme poverty or ignorance, we cannot say; but certain it is, that the most of them never knew the use of a looking-glass, or a brush and comb, until we came among them. There were several Mexican stores open, besides our sutler's, and also a billiard-room, which contributed greatly to the amiaeMR. HAILE'S LETTER. 12i ment of the officers. The town was very lively, and the men were better pleased with their quarters than any place we had yet visited. The mornings and evenings were delightful, and the men bathed daily in the refreshing waters of the Rio Alamo. On the 8th, the alcalde gave a complimentary fandango to the officers, or rather a jubilee to celebrate his good luck in having made a fortune out of his enemies. The ball was given in the large room of the alcalde's house, and some thirty young girls were assembled, dressed very neatly. Some had on white dresses, with short sleeves, and were decorated with jewelry. In fact, it was the most distingue affair that we had yet seen. Gen. Worth, as well as the officers generally, attended. The alcalde's niece was the belle of the evening, and she was really quite a pretty girl, with a fine form, regular features, and large lustrous black eyes. The mammas accompanied their ninas, as they called their daughters, and seemed delighted with the attention paid them by the officers. Cake and wine were handed around during the evening; and to have seen the coquetry and flirtations of the Mexican senoritas and the gay cavaliers, would have produced many a hearty laugh from our city belles. The frolic was kept up till late, and, long after the ladies were seen home, the song and laugh of revelry continued in the...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236506596
  • 9781236506597