This is a collection of Thomas Falconer data from 1929-1930 collected by F. W. Hodge, in preparation for the publication
Letters and Notes on the Texan Santa Fe Expedition, 1841-1842 by Thomas Falconer, published by Dauber and Pine, New York City, in 1930, for which Hodge wrote the introduction and notes.
Thomas Falconer (1805, 25 June – 1882, 28 August) was an English jurist and explorer. In 1840, Falconer immigrated to the
Republic of Texas. On his arrival he obtained permission to accompany the Texan Santa Fe expedition as an observer. The expedition
left Austin on 18 June. On the trail towards New Mexico, Falconer had his horse stolen by Indians. On 31 August, the expedition
leader, Hugh McLeod, decided to split the party, with some to proceed to San Miguel and return with provisions, while the
rest remained in camp. As Falconer had no horse, he remained in camp. Falconer's party was attacked by Indians a number of
times, and nearly starved to death before the other party returned on 9 October as prisoners of the Mexicans. Falconer's party
was also taken prisoner, and marched to Mexico City, arriving on 3 February 1842. He was then immediately released at the
demand of the British minister.
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