Robert S. Neighbors to Elisha M. Pease, December 7, 1854
I shall by next stage proceed to the city
of Washington and bring the whole subject
of our Indian affairs before the proper
Departments of the Government and
endeavour to induce them to adopt the
Policy Indicated -- by the recent grant of
Lands for Permanent Settlement as the
definite policy of the General Government
in relation to the Indians of Texas.
If you have not already done so, I
would be pleased if you would write
to our delegation, particularly Genls.
Rusk & Houston so that I may have
the influence of your approval
to the policy of Letting our Indians
down -- and providing for thence
forth -- In accomplishing that very
important measure for our State,
Texas will have relieved herself entirely from
the Indian depredations that has heretofore
disgraced; -- and retarded the progress of
our state and I trust that you
will throw all your influence in favor
of that Pollicye
We have no news here.
The People of this section so fully
sustain you on the Rail Road
question that there is not even room
for a discussion and I am more
than pleased to learn that Maverick
Robert S. Neighbors to Elisha M. Pease, December 7, 1854. Texas Indian Papers, Volume 3, #126, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.