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mounted men and volunteers do not interfere to prevent the success of our negotiations by inconsiderate, hasty, or passionate actions. I implore the citizens of Texas not to cross Red River into the country leased from the Choctaw and Chickasaws, in armed bodies. It is not necessary, and therefore the people 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 In the exercise of the powers vested in me, I have stipulated that all the Texas troops shall be withdrawn and their place be supplied by companies of Choctaw and Chickasaw troops; and have given advice of this to the Governor of Texas, and to Col.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 Republic, and he who does it will commit a high crime. It is my most anxious desire to effect a permanent peace with the Comanche, and their settlement upon Reserves. With the aid of the people of Texas I can do it. Let them not listen to lying reports, set on foot, no one knows