The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 4 Page: 1,147
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Resolved further, That the Secretary of State be requested to furnish
each of the delegation from this State in 'the Congress of the
United States, with a copy of these resolutions.
Approved, January 26th, 18.58.
Whereas, it is a fact ascertained to the satisfaction of the Governor,
that the depredations committed upon the frontier citizens of this
State, are done chiefly by United States Indians, who enter our
territory about the junction of the larger Wichita and Red River,
near which there is.no military station or post; and whereas, it is
believed by many well informed citizens living on the frontier,
that the Comanche and other Indians who are fed by the United
States on the Texas Indian Reserve, are also directly or indirectly
engaged with them in these hostile forays, which is rendering the
civilizing and feeding policy of the Government unpopular, if not
useless, which would not be so if it were efficiently carried out.
Be it Resolved by the Legislature of the State-of Texas, That the
Governor be, and he is hereby requested to urge upon the authorities
of the Federal Government. at Washington, the great necessity
of the immediate establishment of 'a permanent military post
as near the junction of the larger Wichita and Red River as practicable,
and the Indian Agents in charge of the Indians on the
Texas Indian Reserve, be instructed to require every male Indian
over the age of twelve years, to be upon the Reserve. under his control
every day, unless such Indian or Indians have his special written
permission to be absent; and that such Agents be instructed not
to permit any Indian or Indians, to be absent from said Reservations
by special permission more than three days at any one time, unless
they are accompanied by some white man, or men, to be sent with
them by him, to prevent them from committing depredations on
the citizens of the country, or communicating with other Indians
not known to be at peace 'with Texas, or sent with white men
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 4, book, 1898; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6730/m1/1151/: accessed January 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .