W.H. Secrest to Sam Houston, March 1, 1837
[The following paragraph is probably an endorsement written by a government official.]
The Secy of State will write the Government
of the U States and urge in the strongest terms
the necessity of sending a force, and at
least two companies of mounted men, from
the U States, to Keep the Caddo in check
beside an Infantry force at Nacogdoches.
The last treaty between them and the
U States threw them upon us, with feelings
of hostility against all americans -- They re-
gard us, part of the american family.
The Treaty demands all that we
solicit! our demand should be heard.
W.H. Secrest to Sam Houston, March 1, 1837. Texas Indian Papers Volume 1, #12, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.