Native American Relations in Texas

James Pinckney Henderson to Benjamin Loyd Beall,
April 13, 1846

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James Pinckney Henderson to Benjamin Loyd Beall, April 1846

Executive Department
Austin, April 13, 1846

To/
Major B.L. Beall,
United States Army

Sir,
Having learned that
a number of German emigrants will leave
[New] Braunfels in a few days for the
Pedernales where they intend to make a
Settlement, and apprehending that they
will be exposed to Indian depredations
in that unsettled region I beg leave
respectfully to suggest to you the
propriety of detaching the Company of
Rangers, now under your command, to protect them. Should you
think proper to comply with this re-
quest, I will ascertain the time
those people intend leaving Braunfels,
and inform you of it. I have heard
that it is probably that Col. Harney
the Commander of the Station at
San Antonio will probably dispatch
Major Hays, with his Company, on that
service -- if that should be the case,
the services of the Company
under your command will not be
required.

I have the honor to be,
Most Respectfully
Your Obedient Servant
J. Pinckney Henderson

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James Pinckney Henderson to Benjamin Loyd Beall, April 13, 1846. Records of J. Pinckney Henderson, Texas Office of the Governor, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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