The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 60, July 1956 - April, 1957 Page: 500
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500 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
rules too frequently in his favor so that he imagines by impor-
tunity his father will interfere and beg for priviledges for him.77
Recently a Mexican was captured by a Texan. he was taken
prisoner by the Indians (Camanches [sic]) when a very young
child, raised by them as one of their warriors so that he is Indian
in every essential except colour he is fair with sandy hair 8e more
like an Irishman than a Mexican he says he was with the band
which Capt Bracket attacked & that 3 Indians were Killed & sev-
eral wounded. the Capt did not know he killed any but thought
he might have done it. We ride out every evening when weather
77This appraisal of Albert Sidney Johnston's handling of his children is most
interesting in comparison with that of his son, William Preston Johnston, who
stated: "He was no believer in the rod, or in any form of terror, which he said
made cowards and liars. His appeal was always to the reason and moral nature,
and was made with irresistible force and persuasiveness. His children were his com-
panions and friends, and this without sacrifice of his dignity or of their filial rela-
tion." Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston, 149.
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