James Cummins to Stephen F. Austin, 05-25-1824
Summary: Militia organization.
enclosed I Send you the Result of the Election held by your order for the upper Detachment of the Colorado District. Mr Burnum has Counted the men subject to military duty and finds there is about thirty able to Bear arms, and, we expect more dayly and I believe there are as many in the lower detachment; The people in the upper detachmt are all well pleased with the division that you have made. I wrote you by Carrete that they wanted a division but I Expect you had not Received it before you sent on the order for an Election—
the people of the upper detachment Requests me to give you thier thanks