Part 1, Note 20
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Winkler, ed., Manuscript Letters and Documents of Early Texians
1821-1845, p. 28; The Austin Papers, vol. 1, pp. 675, 844-845; Mary
Rabb to Julia Lee Sinks, August 15, 1878, Rabb Family Papers, vol. 2, The Center
for American History, University of Texas, Austin. Apparently because this
incident occurred one day after Morrison noted that he had dispatched two men to
San Antonio for gunpowder, Kilgore, in A Ranger Legacy, asserted that
Tumlinson and Newman were the two men and that therefore Tumlinson had died in
the service of the incipient Texas Rangers (see pp. 26 and 33). It might be more
reasonable to conclude, however, that Morrison had dispatched two of the men
under his command rather than two other men, one of whom was the highest civil
authority in the district.
Newman's first name is not given in any account of the incident, but Mary Rabb, in her letter to Julia Lee Sinks, identifies him as the father of the Miss Newman who married Jesse Robinson. That woman was Sarah Newman, the daughter of Joseph Newman.