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The Austin Papers, vol. 1, pp. 830-832, 883; "Reminiscences of Capt. Jesse Burnam" The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, vol. 5, no. 1, July 1901, pp. 17-18; Dewees, Letters from an Early Settler of Texas, pp. 41-42, 50-52; The Reminiscences of T. J. Williams, The Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin. Dewees' account of these incidents is somewhat muddled. He places the incident involving Rawls in 1823, and reports substantially different details. According to him, Jackson and Clark encountered the Indians, exchanged gunfire, then returned to the settlement to get help. With Clark as their guide, the militia, of which Dewees was a member, arrived at the site to find only the dead body of the man that Clark had killed. As they returned, they noticed, Dewees said, seventy-five or a hundred arrows sticking in a bluff under which they had passed. Dewees' readers must wonder why such poor marksmen would have been considered such deadly adversaries.