Native American Relations in Texas

Don Ramon Musquiz to José Maria Letona, September 25, 1831

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Don Ramon Musquiz on land claims of the Cherokees, 1831

Office of the Political Chief
of the Department of Bexar

Excellency,

Being informed of the contents
of the official note of His Excellency the
Commandant General of these States of 15th
August last, relative to give possession to
the Cherokee Indians, of the lands which
they have selected, and also of your Excellency's
orders of the 1st inst., accompanied with
the aforesaid Communication of His Excellency
the Commandant Genl, in compliance
of which I will cause that the necessary
measures be adopted, that the alcalde
of Nacogdoches shall notify the said Indians
to be represented before your Excellency
through the medium of an Attorney infact,
who in their name shall solicit the
grant of the lands which they may need;
but nevertheless I must inform Your Ex.
that to the Indians of this Tribe, as well
as those of the Coushatta and Alabama
who solicit the adjudication of laws
in proper ownership, will be difficult
to procure and pay the Expenses of
an Attorney or Solicitor, who is requi-
red of them to be sent to the Seat of
Government of this State, on account of
their being uncivilized and poor men

 

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Don Ramon Musquiz to José Maria Letona, September 25, 1831. Texas Indian Papers Volume 1, #2, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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