James A. Haworth to Cyrus Beede, May 8, 1873
they say their hearts are made to laugh.
The report of the Killing of surveyors
as sent by Shirley turns out to be false,
also a report telegraphed from Texas
recently of the Killing of four men and
capture of a train. I have learned
since I came here that a large ma-
jority of the Indian reports are fabrica-
tions manufacturered out of whole cloth.
The new Post Commander took my
night guard from me last night. I put
my own men on guard, and will
employ a night watchman, and think
we will get along, as well as if sur-
rounded by bayonets. I wrote him
a note this morning asking his
reason for taking the guard off.
He answered he would gave me
James A. Haworth to Cyrus Beede, May 8, 1873. Texas Indian Papers Volume 4, #216, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.