The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 49, July 1945 - April, 1946 Page: 119
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companied him,"7 a Self Created Council was formed who took
Charge of his property, & are now purchasing goods with it
& pretend to be attached to Ferdinand the Seventh. The per-
sons who are Coming here to trade are members of that Council,
who pretend to Exercise both Civil & Military Jurisdiction.
Besides the Encampment of Robbers on this Side of the River
Sabine, there is another Collection of Bad Men & Some Women
at the Pecan Point On Red River a Most beautiful place between
the Caddo & Panis Tribes of Indians. I understand there Num-
ber is about Twenty and are daily Augmenting, Some of them
from this place, Some from Arkensa, Washita & Most of them
have Escaped from different Jails in the United States, the
Indians have repeatedly Complained to me of their Ill Conduct,
they are enemies to all Law & Good Order, & If suffered to
remain there long Undisturbed they will become so Strong that
it will Cost the Government an expensive expedition to remove
them. They are building Cabbins & Planting Corn & doing
Great Mischief Among the Indians, And Inticing Negroes from
their Masters & receiving them as comrades. The Indians in
this quarter are all quiet & friendly to our Government & would
generally Conduct well was it not for their having too much
Intercourse with Bad white People, with which this frontier
of the United States is too much Invested.
I am Sir, with great esteem
Your Obt. Hble. Servt.
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97After a counter-revolution in Coahuila and the seizure of the rebel
chiefs Jim6nez and Hidalgo, the envoys Aldama and Salazar were sent
to Monclova where they were tried for treason, and executed. "Trial of
Friar Juan Salazar in Monclova," Historia Independiente, MS., vol. 412,
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