Sam Houston to James Collinsworth, March 7, 1836

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Sam Houston to James Collinsworth, March 1836

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Doctor Hoxies’, March 7th, 1836

Dear Sir,

Before I proceed on my way this morning, you will


allow me to call your attention, if you please, with that of the com-


mittee, to the subject of fortifying “Live Oak Point,” on the bay of


Copano. Troops coming from the U. States via New Orleans can


sail for that point on armed vessels with artillery and lumber


sufficient for such fortifications as will be necessary for the pres-


ent. The cannon there placed should be large pieces, 12s and


18s, and very few will suffice. Col. Power can give you all


the information that you may desire; I will only suggest that


it will give us command of all the supplies destined for Go-


liad and San Antonio, if the enemy should even possess


them. If a liberal appropriation of money should


be made for the army, although we should not imme-


diately receive it, it will keep down much discontent


until it can be had. I pray you to have the Cherokee


treaty ratified, and Major Washington Lewis, residing at


Masters’ on the road, appointed agent for the Cherokees


to reside near Bowls’. This will be of importance to


the safety of the frontier. If any plan be devised by


which the Comanches can be approached by the head


waters of the Brazos, and they induced to fall down


and range upon the Laredo route to Bexar and steal


horses, it will be important. A Mr. Dillard, resi-


ding at the Falls of the Brazos will be a proper


person to communicate with. Measures should


be attended to if possible to prevent the Creek


Indians from emigrating to the East of Texas.


Col. Rusk can inform you of the fact of A.

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Sam Houston to James Collinworth, March 7, 1836. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #275, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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