The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 45, July 1941 - April, 1942 Page: 341
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A Comanche Prisoner in 1841
it probable that a letter would reach you from this
place sooner than you could obtain information from
any other source
Fayette's Grandfather Stamps arrived here the first
week in January, remained with me a few days and
then left for home (Talladega) accompanied by Fay-
ette where they expected to meet with you and your
family on their return. Your Father informed me that
he had written to you before he left home & that he
had no doubt but you would immediately set out for
Fayette & your father were both well-I kept Fay-
ette at school until your father arrived-treated him
as one of my own children-and delivered him over to
your father--free of all expense--not one cent has
been charged by any one, and none will be to pay-
But I want you to collect the sum ($300.00) appro-
priated by Congress for the release of Texian pris-
oners-and appropriate it to Fayette's individual bene-
fit-in giving him a thorough education-he has the
natural mind and if properly cultivated will make a
man of splendid talents-do not consider me as dic-
tating to you in this matter-I feel deeply interested
in Fayette's welfare and as I have no doubt but Con-
gress will give you the sum to him for his own benefit
-I want it appropriated, as before mentioned-This is
all I ask to be done, it would be a source of much grati-
fication to me, if I could hear of this being done-and
of its being appropriated entirely to his education.
I feel assured that you will not object to receiving
the money for him for this purpose--
The suffering which he endured while a Prisoner
and all the circumstances connected with his history,
the manner in which he came into my hands-all have
excited in my bosom an interest for his welfare-(I
must say) equal to that felt by a fond parent -
Your brother-in-law Wm Smith never came to this
place-I was informed by a man calling himself Col.
Warfield that he came as far as St. Louis-and re-
turned to Texas -I addressed you a letter relating the
circumstances and that Col Warfield had a demand for
Fayette purporting to be from Genl. Houston, which
from several circumstances I believed to be a forgery,
but supposing that you recd. my letter, respecting it
I will add no more on this subject-
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