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|Summary:||This document is a letter written by Edmund Pendleton Gaines, commander of the Western Division of the US Army, dated April 25, 1836. It is addressed to the commander in chief of the Mexican Army during the Texan war for independence. Gaines reports that he has been commanded to prevent Native Americans from crossing the unmarked boundary line between the US and Mexico, protect the inhabitants on either side of the line, and maintain the neutrality of the United States during the conflict between Mexico and Texas.|