Indian Relations in Texas

W.H. Whaley to James W. Throckmorton,
September 29, 1866

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W.H. Whaley to James W. Throckmorton, September 1866

be troubled on this frontier. Mr Wolsey furthers States that the
rade which carried off Boxs family had reached their camps
and were proffering to return them to Texas or to a half way point
some where, for their equivalent in Specie, for further proof
of the locality of these savages and their carrying on trade with
Kansas is veryfied in the case of a citizen of Jacksboro
in Jack County who has just returned from their camp
with a half dozen or more purchased captives, he pene-
trated to their camp from the state of Kansas, he says
that they are well prepared for war and are very numer-
ous, that no less than 15 hundred or 2 thousand
men well armed would have any business of
undertaking campeign in to their country for the purpos
of putting an end to them, this ought to be done if it
could be, for while they are allowed to remain
in their present position and carry on a trade
with the people of Kansas, our condition on
this frontier will allways be a precarious one
Gen. enquire farther into this matter
and let the authoritys at Washington City be apprise of it at once.

With a cincere hope of Speedy relief
and of better times yet to come I close
by ascribing in myself Your
Obed Servt
W.H. Whaley

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W.H. Whaley to James W. Throckmorton, September 29, 1866. Texas Indian Papers, Volume 4, #81, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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