Thomas G. Western to Torrey and Brothers, May 30, 1845
laws by trading with the Indians, it has been thus
far been impossible to obtain any evidence of the
fact -- The evidence reports that as he believes
they employed some irresponsible transient person
to effect it for them and thus they evade the law
or rather have evaded it so far -- The agent there
Maj. Neighbors will under his instructions rigidly
enforce the law -- he is an effective man and will
not relax in his duties -- The infractors of the laws in
this particular will suffer the penalties of them, if to
be found of this entertain no doubt.
Yr. Mo. obt sert.
Supdt Indian Affs.
Thomas G. Western to Torrey and Brothers, May 30, 1845. Texas Indian Papers, Volume 2, #220, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.