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nts of considerable value, and dismissed them, not only well pleased, but delighted, with their reception. Karnes, on the strength of this talk, took a quantity of goods and traded with them. He was well treated, and made much money. Encouraged by these results, a party of thirteen men started with goods to trade with them; but, as they were never heard of again, it was supposed that they were treacherously murdered by the Comanches. President Houston concluded a treaty with them in May, 1838, which they observed with their usual bad faith ; and we find them, during the summer and fall, raiding, robbing, and scalping ; so that, in the language of Yoakum, the frontier was lighted up with the flames of savage war. This author ascribes these outrages to the opening of the land-office; but they should rather be imputed to the secret negotiations between Mexico and the Indians, and to the defenseless condition of the frontier. General Johnston used to relate that, while pursui