Indian Relations in Texas

John R. Baylor to Robert S. Neighbors, October 7, 1855

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John R. Baylor to Robert S. Neighbors, October 1855

I hope you may succeed in your plans as it is the
only hope I have of having anything done
The Indians here are ready and willing to go
against the Comanches and I think them about
the best protection we have if they are managed
by some white man a few killing scrapes more will
give them a distaste to these parts any how. Jacob
learned from the Capt he killed that the point
selected for Winter quarters of all the wild
Indians was on Main Red River where it runs through
the mountains and that some eight or ten tribes united
with the Sioux in their War. John Conner says he
ascertained from a Noconi that, that is where
they expect to Winter I think there would be
no difficulty in finding them if an expedition
was gotten up I shall return to Clear Fork in
the morning and will keep a sharp look out for any
strange Indians. I will make requisition on Maj Paul
for a detachment of men to go out to the agency
and remain there as I think it proper to give
the Government employees all the protection
I can.

Respectfully and etc.
J.R. Baylor
Special Indian Agent
Texas Indians

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John R. Baylor to Robert S. Neighbors, October 7, 1855. Texas Indian Papers, Volume 3, #153, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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