Letter From G. T. Woods
Navarro County, Texas


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Letter From G. T. Wood to Citizens of Navarro County
Originally published in "Texas Indian Papers" by Winfrey Day.

Executive Office,
Austin May 3, 1848

To Citizens of Navarro County.


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the date of 31st March last. Earlier attention should have been bestowed upon it but for the absence of the Executive from the Seat of Government on a short visit to his family.

I can scarcely bring myself to the belief that Maj. Neighbors would have acted so indiscreetly as to have granted permission for any purpose to Indians to come into the settlements.

Certainly the General Government could have given him no such order, and if it had, it was in violation of every obligation on its part towards our people. I shall take occasion to bring this matter to the attention of the proper Department. In the mean time, while I discountenance all harsh, unjust or intemperate measures against the Indians, I will say to you unequivocally to permit no intrusion on their part into your settlements for whatever purpose.

Very Respectfully
George T. Wood

[George T. Wood, Executive Record Book, Number 31, Page 76]


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