The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 17, July 1913 - April, 1914 Page: 42
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
a strict compliance with his duties.4' Evidently Ugarte was not
able to clear himself of fault, for another commandant took charge
Salcedo suggested to Casa Calvo that the course of the American
government since taking possession of Louisiana had been suffi-
ciently unfriendly to neutralize all of their complaints in regard
to escaping slaves. The Lewis and Clark expedition and similar
undertakings since projected by Jefferson, and the various at-
tempts to tamper with the allegiance of the Indians would abun-
dantly justify precautionary or retaliatory measures on the part of
the Spaniards. Despite his lack of resources to meet these dangers
he had succeeded in sending fifty men from Coahuila into Texas
and he advised the governor of that province to strengthen secretly
the garrison at Nacogdoches by sending forward a few men with
each convoy of mail and bidding them remain there.42 At the same
time Casa Yrujo was explaining to Jefferson at his Monticello home
that any frontier movements could only be intended for defense
in view of the European situation. The President agreed with him
that it was necessary to receive such reports and others relating to
escaping slaves with great circumspection and forbear to increase
forces or in other ways change the existing situation."
aIbid; also Salcedo to Casa Calvo, January 22, 1805.
"'Casa Yrujo to Cevallos, October 26, 1804. Adams Transcripts, Spanish
State Papers, Bureau of Rolls and Library. Robertson, No. 5007.
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