The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 7, July 1903 - April, 1904 Page: 174
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174 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
address you this communication, which will be handed you by Dr.
Rafael Uribe, despatched by me, for the purpose.
The Indians ferocious and sanguinary and perfectly faithless,
should be driven beyond the bounds of civilization, and to effect
this, a force will soon move from the banks of the Rio Bravo.
At the present time War should be carried on, with a frankness
and gentlemanly generosity, compatible with the customs and civ-
ilizations, to which fortunately both men and Nations have arrived
in this age.
Therefore, in accordance with these maxims, I make known to
you, with the frankness of a soldier, and with that noble conduct,
which should govern all hostilities that the expedition has not in
view, as might be supposed, a surprise upon those Colonies, but sim-
ply to chastise the ferocious enemies of humanity. This expedi-
tion will not commit any acts, which will injure any of the inhab-
itants or citizens of the country, through which it may pass.
This communication must only be interpreted as a manifestation
of the anxiety I entertain, for the success of the campaign against
the Indians; and not as a suspension of hostilities between us.
Our difficulties, originating, since those colonies declared their
pretensions 'to Independence, will be settled at some better time,
either by the force of reason and judgment, or if that fail, upon the
field of battle.
I am, sir, your most humble servant
(Signed) MARIANo ARISTA.1
'Diplomatic correspondence, Republic of Texas, No. 90. The letter may
be a translation, but there is nothing to mark it certainly as such.
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