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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 3 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: May 15, 1863., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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n the Sabine, under orders to execute the treaty of 1831, and prevent. hostilities by the emigrant United States Indians. A hearty sympathizer with Texas, he used with energy his influence and power to keep the Indians peaceable. He sent Lieutenant Bonnell to inform them of his instructions, and of his intention to use force if necessary to carry them out. Bonnell found that Manuel Flores, a Mexican agent, had been among them, exerting every effort to induce them to declare war on Texas. IBonnell found that Manuel Flores, a Mexican agent, had been among them, exerting every effort to induce them to declare war on Texas. Ibid., vol. II., p. 167. General Gaona, at the head of a motley host of Mexicans and Indians, did not debouch from the forests of the Upper Trinity, but was making his way from Bastrop to San Felipe. Bolles, the Cherokee chief, indignant at the supposed suspicion of his good faith and pacific intentions, sent in his denial. Ibid., vol. II., p. 157. Yoakum adds (vol. II., page 170): There is no doubt but that the savages were collected in large numbers on the frontier, were greatly exc