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faith, and if mounted men and volunteers do not interfere and prevent the success of negotiations, by inconsiderate, hasty or passions to action. I implore the citizens of Texas not to cross Red river, into the country leased from the Choctaws and Chickasaws, in armed bodies. It is not necessary, and therefore they have no right to do so. In the exercise of the powers vested in me, I have stipulated that all the Texas troops shall be withdrawn, and their place supplied by companies of Choctaw and Chickasaw troops, and have given advice of this to the Governor of Texas, and to Col, Henry McCulloch. I shall give the Comanche Chiefs white flags and letters of safeguard for themselves and all the persons of their bands. To violate these letters would be to dishonor the Republic, and he who does it will commit a high crime. It is my most anxious desire to effect a permanent peace with the Comanches, and their settlement upon Reserves. With the aid of the people of Texas I