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See Kuykendall, "Reminiscences of Early Texans," The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, vol. 6, no. 3, January 1903, pp. 236-237, 247; The Austin Papers, vol. 1, p. 476. Jenning's Camp had been established by Jacob Jennings, who had been a passenger on the Lively when it made its first voyage to Texas in late 1821, together with John Hanna, Israel Massey, Phillip Dimmitt, and perhaps others. Within a year, however, Jennings, and another man at the camp, Thomas Harrison, had died; and Hanna, Massey, and everyone else who might have been present in the camp had abandoned it. Hanna and Massey had gotten involved in a horse and mule business with Littleberry Hawkins. The two men, financed by Hawkins, were to get a herd of horses and mules to the United States where they could be sold for a profit. The deal quickly soured, however; and apparently no one made any money. Hanna hired Freeman Pettus to drive the herd from near James Cummins' house to the house of his brother, William Pettus, nearer Louisiana, where he intended to pick them up. But Pettus lost control of the herd, and many or all of the animals were lost. Further complicating things, Hanna and Massey had earlier agreed to trade some of the now-lost horses to a third party for coffee, sugar, and rice, all of which they had already sold (see The Austin Papers, vol. 1, pp. 632, 699-700, 917-922, Dewees, Letters from an Early Settler of Texas, p. 31).