The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 41, July 1937 - April, 1938 Page: 240
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and Byrd Lockhart as commissioners, and instructed Governor
Robinson to issue the necessary orders." This act was passed by
the Council on the last day that a quorum was present. The treaty,
apparently, was never negotiated, and certainly it was never ratified.
Luckily for the Texans, the Indians remained quiet during the
few weeks the war for independence was actually in progress.
The advisory committee, appointed to represent the Council,
gave little attention to Indians. However, on January 24, in
response to a letter from Hugh Love, the committee advised
Robinson that it would be wise to enlist Indians in the service
of the state to protect the frontiers from hostile Indians and
raiding Mexicans. They were not, however, to be used in battles
against the Mexican army.12 Robinson promptly wrote Love to
proceed to Nacogdoches and work among the Indians. He was
to do everything possible to keep them quiet and, if possible, get
them to help protect the frontier.'3 There is no indication in
the official records that Love attempted to carry out his mission,
although it is possible that he did work among the Indians.
(To Be Continued.)
RALPH W. STEEN.
Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College.
11Gammel, Laws of Texas, I, 798, 1047.
12Advisory Committee to the Acting Governor, January 24, 1836, in Con-
sultation Papers, Vol. I, Texas State Library.
13James W. Robinson to Hugh Love, January 24, 1836, in Consultation
Papers, Vol. I, Texas State Library.
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