Stephen F. Austin to Cherokee Chiefs, 05-08-1826
Summary: Withdrawing plans for war against Waco and Tahuacano Indians.
I wrote you by Mr Foster requesting that the Cherokees would
aid me in attacking the Wacos and Tawakanies on the
P. S. three Indians were seen in this Colony a few days ago supposed to be Keechies or some of those horse-stealing tribes in this neighborhood and I am this moment informed that a number of horses are missing—I must request the favor of you to try and find out if any of those tribes have any stolen horses and to take possession of them and send me word.
If no peace is made and the war should go on I will let you know by express for if there is a war I shall calculate on your aid—
[Note on letter:] The above is copy of letter to cherokees