The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 2, July 1898 - April, 1899 Page: 210
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210 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
party accused has, but it is very certain that such a system is in no
wise in conformity with justice, reason or common sense.
Mail from Nacogdoches to river Sabine at Gains ferry every
two weeks, 20 leagues distant.
This mail ought to arrive from the Sabine at Nacogdoches the
day before the mail leaves that place for Bexar. I recommend
James Gains as postmaster on the Sabine. He is a Mexican citizen
since the year 1820 married to a Mexican & understands the En-
glish and Spanish languages, & has a house & property on the river
Sabine sufficient to, live with comfort.
The mail from the U. S. of the North arrives at the Sabine in
front of Gains house, so that it will be very easy to change the cor-
respondence at that point, and so establish a communication by
mail from all places in Mexico with every place in the United
States of the North. For the said exchange all that is necessary is
that the government of the north should be advised through their
charge here, of the desire of this Govt to change the correspondence
on the Sabine.
The postage on letters & papers on each side should be paid to
the line, & after passing should pay such postage as is required by
the laws of the respective republics.
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