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56 RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY
Sam" for indemnity for the money Texas had to
spend for protection, and it was partially paid to
the state. Paying this money to Texas was an acknowledgement
by the government of default in our protection.
"Uncle Sam" was not exactly in the life
insurance business, but should have been, under the
chartered rights of Texas.
The bill introduced in Congress transferring the
Indian Bureau to the War Department was passed.
We then looked for a change for the better, but I am
sorry to say that only a few of the regular army
officers got out of the Rip Van Winkle column. However,
I will mention two who did excellent work on
the Texas frontier. They were General McKinzey and
Here’s what’s next.
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