Native American Relations in Texas

Randolph Marcy and Robert S. Neighbors to Peter Hansborough Bell, September 30, 1854

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Randolph Marcy and Robert S. Neighbors to Peter Hansborough Bell, September 1854

Fork Belknap, Texas
September 30, 1854

Sir
The undersigned in compliance with instruc-
tions from the Department of the Interior, dated
"Office of Indian Affairs, April 26th 1854," and
from the Department of War, dated "Adjutant
Generals Office, Washington, April 27th 1854"
have the honor to report that they met at
Fort Belknap, Texas, on the 12th day of July
1854, and forthwith proceeded to make an
examination of such portions of the country
as was thought might be suitable for the
settlement of the Texas Indians, in conform-
ity with the Act of the Texas Legislature
approved February 6th 1854, and with the
instructions above referred to.

The results of our observations and l
abours in the execution of the duties
assigned us have been as follows:

Previous to our departure from Fort
Belknap we procured from the General
Land Office of Texas a map of that portion
of the State to which our attention was
directed, upon this map all the vacant
domain was indicated, but a great share
of the lands bordering the principal

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Randolph Marcy and Robert S. Neighbors to Peter Hansborough Bell, September 30, 1854. Texas Indian Papers, Volume 3, #125, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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