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B.F. Speer to Sam Houston, December 1860

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BF Speer to Sam Houston, December 1860

found Branded N.S. [T]hey Spoke good
English. I do not say what tribe they are
but one thing is certain in my opinion[:] they
are Reserve Indians[.] Will your Excellency
think of our true Condition and grant
us some protection is my Earnest Request[.]

Your obt Sevt
BF Speer _____[?]
At Antelope Jack Co
Tex

To His Excellency
Sam Houston
Austin City
Tex

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B.F. Speer to Sam Houston, December 2, 1860. Records of Governor Sam Houston, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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