Native American Relations in Texas

Hugh McLeod to Mirabeau B. Lamar, October 22, 1838

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Hugh McLeod to Mirabeau B. Lamar, 1838

Nacogdoches October 22nd 1838

Dr General

You have doubtless heard
of the Mexican & Indian difficulties that
have occurred in this Section of Country
as they transpired. I have written you
twice on the Subject. I would have done
so oftener, but the only reply I have
been honored with from you was a mere
passing reference to me in a letter to the
General (Rusk).

The troubles ceased appa-
rently with the dispersion of the Mexicans
the Indians as usual professing peace.
The Mexicans were reported to have gone to
Matamoras.

About 2 weeks since
however they made their reappearance by
an attack in conjunction with a large
party of Indians upon the upper settlement
of this County at a place called the
Sabine 75 miles north west on the Neches
killing and capturing together about
25 persons. They also made several

[from the left margin]
Major Riley who bears this is Genl Rusks partner.
He was in the action, & can give you a great deal of
information about the Indians of the County.

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Hugh McLeod to Mirabeau B. Lamar, October 22, 1838. Mirabeau B. Lamar Papers #846, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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