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

which will Secure our people against
all future wrongs and depredations on
the part of the Indians --

You may be assured that this board
will be composed of men whose
interests or sympathies are identified
with the frontier and whose high
standing and character will afford
a Sure guarantee to the Citizens
that all their rights will be Safe in
their hands --

I have to request of you that
you will immediately upon the
receipts of this, acquaint
the people with its contents and of
my purpose and sincere desire to
protect them from wrong and
injustice, come from wheresoever
it will --

Permit me also to ask respectfully
but earnestly, that you will use your
best exertions to delay hostilities
on the part of the people until the
arrival of the Commissioners --
The evil consequences of
a conflict once begun between our
people and the Troops of the United
States Government cannot be
foretold --

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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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