Felix Huston to Branch Archer, August 12, 1840
To conclude, I believe we have given
the Comanches a lesson which they will
long remember; near four hundred of their bravest
warriors have been defeated by half
their number, and I hope and trust
that this will be the last of their depre-
dations on our frontier.
On to-morrow I contemplate embo-
dying as many men as I can, and
if we have a sufficient number of
good horses, pursue the Indians,
in the hopes that we may overtake
them before they reach the mountains.
Col. Moore joined us this evening
with about 170 men, horses very hard ridden.
I have the honor to be
Your most obed't serv't,
Felix Huston to Branch Archer, August 12, 1840. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #1966, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.