Indian Relations in Texas

I.C. Spence to Thomas G. Western, September 9, 1845

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I.C. Spence to Thomas G. Western, September 1845

went with me to the spot in
company with Two Indian Chiefs
and pointed it out as the most suit-
able place for the Trading House and
the one whom all the Indians wish
it to be placed. I have put up a
House 36 feet long by 16 ft. wide with
a frame Roof Covered with two foot
boards nailed and enclosed with half
logs as pickets fastened togather in a
substancil manner, I am puting up
some other necessary out buildings
for our convenience comfort and security
all of which I am having enclosed
with strong and substancial pickets.
I labour under much inconvenience
for want of some Govt. officer
or Agent or an Interpreter that could
at all times be advised of what is
going on at this Post. I regret to hear
that any difference of opinion does
exist in relation to the place for
holding the Council with the Indians. I
pledge you my word as an honorable
man, that I have in no wise had anything
to do with that matter, but one the
contrary have even been in favor
of its being held at the Trading House

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I.C. Spence to Thomas G. Western, September 9, 1845. Texas Indian Papers, Volume 2, #314, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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