Indian Relations in Texas

Hardin R. Runnels to Allison Nelson, June 6, 1859

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Hardin R. Runnels to Allison Nelson, June 1859

Executive Office
Austin June 6, 1859

To Allison Nelson & Others
Citizens of the Frontier

Gentlemen
You will receive this
by express which I hasten to send to the
scene of impending difficulties near
the Lower Indian Reserve --

I will immediately appoint a Board
of "Commissioners" and am now
selecting the men to fill that board
who will repair at the earliest possible
moment to the Camp of the Citizens, with
instructions to do all in their power to
avert the Shedding of blood or any
hostile collision between our Citizens and
the U.S. troops and with additional
instructions to adjust the present dif-
ficulties by taking Such Steps as will
lend to, and effect the immediate
removal of Indians beyond the limits
of Texas and establishing the basis
of a final Settlement of all the troubles,

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Hardin R. Runnels to Allison Nelson, June 6, 1859. Records of Hardin Richard Runnels, Texas Office of the Governor, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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