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RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY.
Capt. Roberts Married
About the last of August, 1875, Major John B.
Jones reached Company "D" on his march westward
along the line of the companies. He had an "inkling
that Lieut. D. W. Roberts was intending to tender
his resignation, the purpose being to get married.
The Major, in his characteristic fine tact, broached
the matter first, and in his keen black eyes was a
laughing twinkle that told me that he had anticipated
me fully. He told me that he was in perfect accord
with my idea of getting married, but, that my resignation
was not at all necessary. He told me I could
have a leave of absence, as long as I thought necessary,
and to bring my wife on out to the company,
or, I could leave her temporarily at a neighboring
village, until I could prepare comfortable quarters
for her, in, or near camp. He said he would see to
it, that such arrangements were satisfactorily made.
I agreed to do as he told me. But, a second consideration
came to my mind, that I had been too hasty.
My intended bride had not been consulted, as to
Whether she would come out among the red-skins
or not. She had been reared in the town of Columbus,
Texas, and knew comparatively little about the frontier.
But, I went to Columbus, and told her the
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Roberts, Dan W. Rangers and sovereignty, book, 1914; San Antonio, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5833/m1/78/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .