Indian Relations in Texas

Don Ramon Musquiz to José Maria Letona, September 25, 1831

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Don Ramon Musquiz on land claims of the Cherokees, 1831

in consequence of which the requisition
which I have caused to be made of them
will be without effect; and even
Supposing that they had those means
and the laws should be granted
to them according to the Colonization
Laws, an embarrassment must present
itself of their not having the
means to pay the fees to the Com-
missioner and to the Surveyor, nor the
amount for the Stamp-paper, neces-
sary for issuing them their titles, nor
the Land Dues to the State, according
the installments provided in the said
Law. For these reasons, if there
should be no other method adopted,
perhaps no progress can be made
in this business; unless it be said that
His Excellency, the Commandant Genl.
in virtue of the authority
vested in him by the Supreme Go-
vernment of the union as the Commis-
sioner, shall establish them in the cha-
acter of Colonists of the new Set-
tlements, projected for account of
the Federation.

God and Liberty, Bexar 25th
Sept. 1831
(signed) Ramon Musquiz

To his Excellency
the Governor of the State
of Coahuila and Texas

A true

 

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Don Ramon Musquiz to José Maria Letona, September 25, 1831. Texas Indian Papers Volume 1, #2, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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