The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 24, July 1920 - April, 1921 Page: 71
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Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar
calling upon him to keep the treaty. Houston promised the im-
mediate appointment of some one to run the boundary line between
the white and Indian possessions, and on August 16, sent Bowl
another letter promising that the white warriors would not hurt
the Indians.7" On August 18, after the dispersal of the rebels,
Houston issued an order for mustering out the army, in which he
urged the soldiers in falling back to respect the Indians and their
property. avoiding injury to every species of property.71
The promises of Houston that the treaty would be observed and
the boundary line run kept the Cherokees from taking active part
with the Mexicans. Later, in the month of August, Rusk asked
Bowl to influence the Shawnees, Kickapoos, Delawares, Kaosatis,
and other friendly tribes to keep the peace. After the battle with
the Kickapoos on October 16, Rusk complained to Bowl that a
Cherokee had been found among the dead Kickapoos, which Bowl
explained by saying he was a renegade Indian.7
In the latter part of the summer of 1838 Houston appointed
Alexander Horton to run the line between the Indian territory and
that of the whites. On account of the opposition of the whites,
and the quarrels among Horton's men, nothing was accomplished
before the end of Houston's administration. A letter from Bowl
to Horton on October 27, is interesting and enlightening as re-
gards the relations of the whites and Indians at that time. He
Mr Horton Dear Sir I have accomplished my Desir in rasing
my men for to guard and aid you while you are running the Line
in so much I understand that some of the white people are against
it which I am sorry to hear that, for we wish to do write ourselves,
and we hoped that white people wanted to do the same as for
your disputes among yourselves I have ordered my men to have
nothing to do with it. My express orders is to my men is to guard
you and your property from the enemy I hope that you will be
particular with us in consequence of us not understanding your
tongue and also we will pay that respect to you I hope you will
let us know when you need us and where and I will be at your
service I will detain G ayen till I get a line from you so as he
may read our writing I have twenty-five volunteers to send to
you so nothing more only your Friend Bole.
70Originals in Lamar Papers, Nos. 781, 782, 783, 784, 785, 786.
"Lamar Papers, Nos. 801, 839.
7"Lamar Papers, No. 855.
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