Nacogdoches, Texas. Aug 29: 1836
I have the honor to report to you: by the express
the Critical Condition of this place, and the Frontier.
Bascos will report to you the facts which he has
learned at the ____ [?] Village.
That Cherokees were sent to Matamoras
there can be no doubt, and that they have returned, I have
as little. Our army being so far from a position
where it can sustain this point, is calculated to encourage
the Indians, and the Mexicans will be induced to stim-
ulate them to an attack, on this point, to make
a diversion [?] in favor of Matamoras, and keep our
army from advancing by trouble in its rear.
I need not say to you what force would be
necessary at this point. You are an “older and a
better Soldier” than myself, and I defer it to your
The Indians regard the present force
with evident contempt, and say that if they cut
off the present force, they are to hold all the lands