President Juárez reads the communiqué just brought to him by carrier parrot from his, General Santa Ana. “Your Excellency, As per your orders, I am moving the pieces into place for Operation Phagocytosis. Austin will be yours by the end of the week. My adjutant Pedro (a bit of a striver but still a good lad) has given me an early birthday present; a copy of a new book from far away China called How to Fight Wars Good. If anything in this book helps me to slaughter Texans more proficiently for the greater glory of the Mexican Empire and our Lord, I will let you know.”
Of Note: Catholic missionaries and a great prophet spread the faith up the California coast. Also, did that Irish scout just wind up trapped in a forest in Mississippi?