Joseph Napoleon Bourassa to John B. Barry,
September 8, 1866
Sept. 8th 1866
Pardon me for writing your
honor at this time; but being forced by
request of friends, I do so.
About two years ago, a party of our
people went South, or towards Mexico
with a party of Kickapoos. And
I heard they had a big fight with
the Texsans, and killed about 60
or 70 of them; though I learned, they
fought on the defensive, at that
time -- And I am informed, that, they
came back to Texas, to take revenge
of that fight, and they all got killed.
Col. please to give me the particulars
of a fight they had, and in which they
got killed to a man; and that
your honor was the head Commander
of the regiment that killed them.
Joseph Napoleon Bourassa to John B. Barry, September 8, 1866. Texas Indian Papers, Volume 4, #78A, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.