Indian Relations in Texas

Mirabeau B. Lamar to John Linney, May 1839

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Mirabeau B. Lamar to John Linney, May 1839

residence of their people. I hope
they will go in peace and return
no more for we have no wish
to shed the blood of the Red men.

Brothers! You are not Cherokees
and we believe you have not
mingled your voices in their wicked
Councils. Be admonished and refrain
from all participation with
them, and with their impotent advisers
beyond the Rio Grande. The
Mexicans can render them no
aid. But they are willing to
see the white men and the
red men employed in the
mutual destruction of each other.
We are much Stronger now
than when we conquered their
armies and their great Chief
and drove them from our
Soil. They can never return
except in small skulking
parties, that may wind their

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Mirabeau B. Lamar to John Linney, May 1839. Texas Indian Papers Volume 1, #35, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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