Indian Relations in Texas

Randolph Marcy and Robert S. Neighbors to Peter Hansborough Bell, September 30, 1854

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Randolph Marcy and Robert S. Neighbors to Peter Hansborough Bell, September 1854

location of the land for the western indians
we are of one mind as to the particular
point which should be substituted. It
is along a valley in the mountains lying
between the "Horsehead Crossing" of the
Pecos and "Presidio Del Norte," where there
is a fine stream (Toyah Creek) of good
water, arable soil, and an abundance
of pine and oak woodland. One of
the undersigned (R.S. Neighbors) having
visited the locality, and being cogisant
of the facts above stated.

We would beg leave to suggest
in conclusion the propriety of speedily
communicating with the Mescaleros
through their Agent in order to ascertain
their disposition and wishes previous
to a decision regarding the location
for their benefit, and should the
Department determine to make the
change, it can in our opinion be accom-
plished with very little additional
expense to the Government, as the
portion of country we have mentioned
west of the Pecos River is in a locality
which has already been explored by
United States Officers and is thoroughly
known.

Accompanying this report will

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Randolph Marcy and Robert S. Neighbors to Peter Hansborough Bell, September 30, 1854. Texas Indian Papers, Volume 3, #125, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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