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Title: [Letter] 1836 Aug. 10, Head Quarters West Depart[ment], Camp Sabine, To Brig[adier] Gen[era]l Arbuckle, Fort Gibson, Ark[ansa]s / E[dmund] P. Gaines: a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Gaines, Edmund P.

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Date: August 10, 1836
Extent: 4p
Summary:This document is a letter dated August 10, 1836, written by Edmund Pendleton Gaines, commander of the US Army Western Division, to General Arbuckle at Fort Gibson, Arkansas. Gaines reports of hostility perceived and expected from Native American tribes in Texas, who were allying with the Mexican army during its war against Texas. He talks specifically about the Cherokees, led by Chief Bowl, who had been pushed west into Texas, and the Caddoes. Gaines also discusses the fate of Mexican leader Santa Anna, and he commends Arbuckle on his ordering of troops from Missouri and Arkansas to protect frontier settlers from possible Native American attacks.
Collection:Gaines Papers

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