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that he was almost blind, and the others were obliged to leave him.

He lay for three days barely alive, and then dragged himself into Texana, and managed to find food enough to preserve his life. Four or five days later he found a canoe that had been sunk in the Navidad, and in it made his way to Dimitt's Point, where he was found by Placido Benavides, on the 19th day after the massacre, and sent to Victoria.

He says, and there is confirmation of his story, that he lost about $5,000 in property and cash as a result of the Texan defeat at Goliad. Upon learning, while at Victoria, of the Texan victory at San Jacinto, he, and another American held prisoner there, managed with the help of a Mexican whom he had made his friend, to make their escapes. [Memorial, No. 126, File Box 40; Memorial, No. 468, File Box 47; Archives Dept. of State, State Library.]

AgeWyatt's Company

All the versions of the T&TR roll, and LOMR for Wyatt's Company agree that James Hamilton was a private in that company, who was massacred with it at Goliad, March 27, 1836.

Age     UnmarriedWyatt's Company

R. G. Hamlet of Madison county, Alabama, came to Texas with Captain Wyatt's Company, and his name appeared on Captain Wyatt's rolls returned on Dec. 27, 1835. But neither his name, nor any explanation of its absence, appeared on the muster roll of that company for Feb. 29, 1836.

In 1853 his mother, Phebe Hamlet, petitioned for his lands and proved that she was his heir, and that he had never

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