The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 45, July 1941 - April, 1942 Page: 208
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
kingdom and its remote corners with great vigilance. He should
be warned that the FrenchIn are planning to invade those [ter-
ritories], and [instructed] to have some soldiers patrol the
territory as far as Quartelejo and the land near the friendly
Indians and those who are our allies, and to inquire if there
is a settlement of white men around there, who they are, how
far from there, what language [they speak], what color [they
are], and what kind of clothes [they wear]. Thus we can learn
whether any Frenchmen have approached that territory along
the east course of Cadodachos River of the Missouri [River].
He should be [instructed] to try to establish the closest
bonds possible and a confederation with the Apaches and their
chiefs; to this end, he should entertain them as much as pos-
sible, since they are a nation which it is so important for us
to have at our disposal. He should inquire from them if any
other nation of white men has made any settlements in those
districts, and if their nation extends as far as the [territory
of the] Texas [Indians], which is east from New Mexico; he
should let them know that our nation has settlements in the
[territory of the] Texas [Indians], San Antonio, and Rio
Grande; he should give them to understand as a countersign,
so that they may not confuse it with the French, that ours
carry a rosary around their neck and the other does not; he
should give them [rosaries] in order that they may wear them
around their necks as a countersign in order that we may
recognize any of them who may go to the [territory of the]
Texas [Indians] as our allies; and [he should tell them] that
the same thing will be done by the others. , [Don Juan de
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