August 26 (August 16, o.s.)

Jamaica: The Council meets at Kingston and orders that a market be built there to be staffed by Edward Yeamans. Thomas Clarke is appointed interim Naval Officer to replace the late Thomas Lamb. Clarke is also appointed Collector of Customs. Deodatus Stanley is made bell-man of Kingston.

New Mexico: Governor Vargas and the complete reconquest expedition set out in the morning from the outpost of Robledo and march as far as the outpost of San Diego.  When they arrive, Vargas sends four soldiers ahead to a known watering hole called El Perrillo to see if there is enough water in it for the expedition to use.  They return around noon and report that there is some water there, but only enough to water the livestock.  Vargas therefore decides to make camp at San Diego, where there is access to the Rio Grande and therefore plenty of water.

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  1. […] 27 (August 17, o.s.) New Mexico: Acting in response to the report of the previous day that the waterhole at El Perrillo only has enough water for the reconquest expedition’s pack […]

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