Glassco[ck Jour]nal, from [—–] to ——- [torn] crossed to the So[uth side] of the Rio Grande in flat Bott[omed boats] about 2[illegible]5 men, leaving 40 men [torn] camp guard, 20 horses was also crossed [with] the intention of spying out the enemys situation as we entered the town (of Mier). We entered the place without opposition, took possession and remained in the public square, all day under arms, about 12 o’clock 25 men under com’d. of Capt. Baker also entered. A contribution had been served upon this town, but could not be fulfilled by the Alcalde, owing to which Co’l. Fisher thought it best to return to camp, taking the Alcalde with him as a pledge that the requisition should be fulfilled. We had already reached the river, when a boy, J. Yocomb was accidentally killed by a Mr. Hill in getting over a brush fence.