on the Brazos believing that it
should not be to my interest to have
it at my Post on the Trinity. I am
sorry to believe that any jealousy should
exist between the different Trading Houses
and those having charge of the several
Posts, My object has been, and ever
shall be to conduct the business intru-
sted to my charge in such a way as
to strengthen the friend ship between
the Indians and the white man.
I shall be happy at all times to
receive instructions from you and
be governed by them.
I am sir your
most obt Sevt
I am on my way from Houston where
I have arringments for all the Goods that
may be wanted for the trade at this
place and will endeavor to keep a constant
supply on hand. I.C.S.