Stephen F. Austin to Jose Antonio Saucedo, 08-14-1826
Summary: Informing him of the calling of meeting of representatives to concert plans of defense and offense against Indians.
Under existing circumstances in reference to the hostile Indians,
I have deemed it necessary to call a board, composed of two persons
elected by each of the six sections of this jurisdiction, for the purpose
of deciding upon a system of defence, and contriving plans to raise
a fund for the assistance of the most exposed families, and to keep
a body of spies on the frontier.
This board will assemble on the
I consider that good feeling and perfect union among the Colonists, are of paramount importance in time of war; and, that the idea of consulting them was the best mode of attaining the desired object, in the measures to be adopted for the common defence.
San Felipe de Austin,