[Letter from Sam Houston to Charles Sims, August 12, 1838]

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Letter with orders from Sam Houston to Charles Sims instructing him to proceed to various Indian tribes to assure them that they will have peace. The text reads: Nacogdoches, Texas 12th Aug, 1838 to Charles Sims, Sir, You will proceed to the various Tribes of Indians, and assure them them [sic], that no harm is in=tended towards them, but that the Treaty shall be [...] with them, and that they shall have their homes and their lands, and Peace will be kept with them; Tell them my words shall not perish= Let them remain at peace! It is said that ... continued below

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[4] p.

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Houston, Sam, 1793-1863 August 12, 1838.

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  • Main Title: [Letter from Sam Houston to Charles Sims, August 12, 1838]
  • Added Title: Letter from Sam Houston to Indian agent

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Letter with orders from Sam Houston to Charles Sims instructing him to proceed to various Indian tribes to assure them that they will have peace. The text reads:
Nacogdoches, Texas
12th Aug, 1838

to Charles Sims,

Sir,

You will proceed to the various Tribes of Indians, and assure them them [sic], that no harm is in=tended towards them, but that the Treaty shall be [...] with them, and that they shall have their homes and their lands, and Peace will be kept with them; Tell them my words shall not perish= Let them remain at peace! It is said that whitemen [sic] intend to march against the Indians this is false! no such thing has even been thought of. Bad men may say so, but good men will not! Good men will [...].

Your Salary will be at the rate of five dollas a day.

I am [...]

Sam Houston.

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[4] p.

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Star of the Republic Museum Objects

From the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, these items (dating from 1700s-1800s) include furniture, clothing, buttons, farm implements, china, trade tokens, arrowheads, cooking utensils, and looms.

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  • August 12, 1838

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Houston, Sam, 1793-1863. [Letter from Sam Houston to Charles Sims, August 12, 1838], letter, August 12, 1838; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth31164/: accessed June 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Star of the Republic Museum.