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    Reading W. Black Autograph Letter Signed Regarding Negotiations with the Kickapoo Indians. One page, two sided, 4to, Fort Duncan, September 10, 1864. In 1853, Reading W. Black settled at the head of the Leona and laid out the town of Uvalde. He built a mill, ranched, negotiated Indian affairs, traded lands, toyed with irrigation, and engaged generally in the manifold activities incident to the settlement of the hinterlands. Black writes to the Captain in Charge of Indian Affairs for the State of Coahuila to inform him of the status of his talks with the Kickapoo that live near Santa Rosa, where he hopes to determine if they wish to return to the lands in Missouri given to them by the U.S. government. Black notes their poor living conditions, and mentions that if they are forced out or punished for staying, they will certainly commit many depredations. He also recommends bringing three of four of the chiefs to Fort Duncan or Piedras Negras to continue the negotiations. Letter is heavily water stained, but remains completely legible. Rough right edge with partial separation at fold. From the Taking of Texas Collection.

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