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f all Northern Texas from the savages. General Douglass thanks the Vice-President and Secretary for exertions on the field. incident. the fugitive emboldened. joy and gratitude of Texas. site of the capital. Austin selected. laid out in August, 1839. its frontier position. the Comanches. their Fierceness and perfidy. alarm of the settlers. a band of Comanches visits San Antonio. treaty. San Antonio massacre. its dramatic and deadly features. Comanche War. defeat of the Indians. cedent in history. The Government placed itself on a frontier open to its foes, and fixed there the centre of its future dominion. By doing so it secured the desired result. Where the American has planted his foot he will not go back. In August, 1839, the new capital was laid out; in September the government offices were removed from Houston; on the 1st of October the officers of government resumed their duties, as directed by law, with very little inconvenience to themselves and no derang