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

four leagues for the western indians imme-
diately adjoining that for the Ionis, An-
adarkos, etc upon the Brazos.

These indians are at present living
west of the Pecos River and consist of
the Mescalero Apaches, and the Lipans. We
have had no opportunity of conferring
with them or of obtaining any knowledge
of their wishes in regard to the matter,
but as many of the Lipans are now hostile
it seems doubtful if they will come into
the measure at all. Yet we learn from
authority that is reliable, that in donating
these lands the Legislature of Texas had
in view that the permanent settlement of
these indians upon a portion of it, yet
we did not however feel authorised from
the tenor of our instructions, and from
the present uncertainty regarding their
desposition to make a selection for
them near their present homes. As the
locality of West of the Pecos, and removed
some three hundred miles from the lands
which we have chosen for the Comanches,
Ioni, etc. We have therefore selected
a tract of land for them on the Brazos
River which has been surveyed and distinctly
marked, but has been placed on file in
the land office of the District in such

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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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