no response came, and our troops moved forward.
In the rough draft of the report of the commissioners, part of which is now in the writer's possession, it is stated that on the morning of the 9th of July they dispatched from Kickapoo Town Colonel McLeod, John N. Hensford, Jacob Snively, David Rusk, Colonel Len Williams, Moses L. Patton, and — Robinson, with a communication to Bowles.
The party was directed to carry a white flag and proceed to the Indian camp, fifteen or twenty miles distanwas also told not to give presents or pay any ransom, which only encouraged the Comanches to renewed depredations.
Colonel Fisher conveyed his warning to them in February, 1840, on which they agreed to bring in their prisoners, and talk.
Colonel Hugh McLeod and Colonel William G. Cooke were appointed commissioners to assist Fisher at the meeting; and Captain Thomas Howard, with five companies of rangers, was sent to protect the commissioners.
The narrative herein given of the occurrences
th of July they dispatched from Kickapoo Town Colonel McLeod, John N. Hensford, Jacob Snively, David Rusk, Colonel Len Williams, Moses L. Patton, and — Robinson, with a communication to Bowles.
The ere conversing with the messengers, six more Indians joined them and announced the advance of General Rusk's regiment-upon which the whole party of Indians rallied around our messengers in a hostile a Indians was posted back of a hill some three hundred yards from the place for holding the talk.
Rusk's regiment was immediately ordered up, and posted about a quarter of a mile off. The commissionercampment of Bowles on the Neches; Landrum moving up the west bank.
The regiments of Burleson and Rusk found the Indians about six miles beyond their abandoned village, occupying a ravine and thicket. was ordered to move forward and sustain the spy company in the event the enemy made a stand; and Rusk, with one battalion of his regiment, to move up and sustain in like manner Burleson and the spy