Indian Relations in Texas

Reading Wood Black to James W. Throckmorton,
January 6, 1867

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Reading Black to James W. Throckmorton, January 1867

said road. and consequently it would be
much easier to follow any bands of Comanches
that make a business of crossing into Mexico
on stealing expeditions.

And further if by legislative
enactment we could get the Pecos river settled
up even if by donating to a company the entire
valley that they would settle up the valley with
so many to each section donated, owing to its
being necssary to irrigate it would have to be
under the control of a company to carry out
the enterprise. Such a settlement would
protect the entire western frontier. And
by encouraging a line of settlement
from red river across the panhandle,
it would relieve the most of Texas from
Indian depredations, and open an emence
extent of grazing country to settlement
all of which country can only be settled sparcely
with stock raiser. and will of it self never
be able to protect themselves from Indian dep-
redations. Any communication directed to
me either at Uvalde or Eagle Pass will come
direct

Yours &c
R. W. Black

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Reading Wood Black to James W. Throckmorton, January 6, 1867. Texas Indian Papers, Volume 4, #96A, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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