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RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY.
Rio Grande Campaign
In 1878, Lieutenant D. W. Roberts resigned the
command of Company "D" and went to Houston,
Texas. Lieutenant Frank Moore was put in command
of the Company, and the Company was stationed on
the headwaters of the Llano River, until a little unpleasantness
came up on the Mexican border. The
nature of that trouble was that some Mexicans, from
the Mexican side, came over to the Texas side, and
committed some offenses that caused their arrest and
they were tried by the County Judge at Rio Grande
City and penalties assessed against them, to cause their
imprisonment. This incensed the Mexicans to a high
pitch, and they came over, from the Mexican side and
liberated the Mexican prisoners, and in the row shot
the County Judge. But the wound was not serious.
This raised "Cain" on the border and Companies
"A" and "D" of the Rangers were ordered there
Major Jones wrote D. W. Roberts, who was then in
Houston, that if he would come back and take command
of his old company, that he would insure him a
captaincy, and that his pay would be better, etc. I
concluded to do it, came to Austin, received a captain's
commission signed by Governor 0. M. Roberts, pro
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Roberts, Dan W. Rangers and sovereignty, book, 1914; San Antonio, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5833/m1/92/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .