The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 9, July 1905 - April, 1906 Page: 288
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
the subject of the Cherokee, Shawnee, and other tribes of Indians,
beg leave to report.
That whereas several of the Indian chiefs were invited by the
Consultation of Texas to convene with them for the purpose of
having their claims to their land properly adjusted by that body.
And whereas it has become necessary for that body to adjourn
their session until the 1st day of November next, and as all the
power of transacting business is vested in the hands of the general
council of Texas, the committee are of opinion that it is the duty
of this council to appoint three commissioners, whose duty it shall
be to repair immediately to the villages of the said Indians, with
full power to hold a consultation with them, for the purpose of
ascertaining their grievances, and for giving them full assurances
that their case will be properly attended to, as soon as the consulta-
This committee are of the opinion that there have been unwar-
rantable encroachments made upon the lands occupied by the said
Indians; therefore be it resolved by the permanent council of Texas
now in session, that Peter J. Menard, Jacob Garrett, and Joseph
L. Hood be appointed commissioners for the purpose of holding
consultations with the different tribes of Indians, and giving them
such assurances as may be necessary for the advancement of their
rights and privileges as citizens of Texas, and for the purpose of
transacting such other business as may be necessary to promote the
cause of the people of Texas.
It shall be the duty of the commissioners to cooperate with the
committees of vigilance and safety in the different municipalities
of Texas, in carrying the above resolution into effect.
A. G. Perry,
Peter J. Menard,
J. L. Hood,
The first resolution should be inserted on page 265 (Vol. VII.),
after line 17; and the second on the same page, after line 22.
EUGENE C. BARKER.
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