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Arthur Morgan

Americans at Rest is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission Overview

Bill starts a brawl in Smithfield's Saloon in Valentine as Javier, Charles and Arthur attempt to charm the locals.


The player can find Javier at the bar speaking to a few women with Charles, after which Arthur promptly scares them away with rudeness. Arthur, Javier, and Charles wait for Bill at the bar, and they won’t have to wait long; Bill walks in, but he bumps into another patron on the way, starting a bar fight.

After fighting a bit, Tommy, the strongest local at the saloon, emerges from upstairs. He immediately attacks Javier, while another man jumps the player. After breaking free from him, Bill tells Arthur to save Javier from Tommy and fight will ensue outside between Arthur and Tommy.

At the end of the brawl, Thomas Downes, a bystander, begs Arthur to spare Tommy, which he does. Dutch and some others will meet up with the player, including Josiah Trelawny, an old friend who was looking for the gang in Blackwater. He says that some bounty hunters are holding Sean MacGuire, a member of the gang. Charles and Javier are sent to find more information, and Arthur is told to get cleaned up before joining the other two.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Save Javier within 15 seconds.
  • Defeat Tommy within 1 minute and 30 seconds.

Mission failure

The mission will fail if the player:

  • Allows Javier to be killed by Tommy;
  • Abandons the other gang members in Valentine;
  • Dies.


Video Walkthroughs


  • Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin is heard in the background.
  • Despite being prostitutes, Anastasia and her friend can no longer be seen in Valentine after this mission.


Red Dead Redemption 2 mission walkthroughs
Chapter 2: Horseshoe Overlook
"Who is Not Without Sin""A Quiet Time""Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego""The Spines of America""Blessed are the Meek?""Polite Society, Valentine Style""Good, Honest, Snake Oil""Pouring Forth Oil I""Pouring Forth Oil II""Pouring Forth Oil III""Pouring Forth Oil IV""A Fisher of Men""Americans at Rest""The First Shall Be Last""Paying a Social Call""Money Lending and Other Sins I & II""Money Lending and Other Sins III""We Loved Once and True I & II""We Loved Once and True III""The Sheep and the Goats""An American Pastoral Scene""A Strange Kindness"
Companion Activities
"Five Finger Fillet - Lenny Summers""Hunting - Charles Smith""Rob a Homestead - Javier Escuella"
Chapter 1Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Epilogue, Part 1Epilogue, Part 2
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