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Letters of Safeguard for To-sa-wi from the Confederate States of America

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Letters of Safeguard
By H Kular
The Confederate States of America, -
To their officers civil and military and to
all other persons to whom these presents
shall come:

The bearer of this is

To-sa-wi, Second chief of the Pen-e-tegh-ca, Band of the Comanches or Ne-um, and resides and is well known in the proper reserve of his people, in the leased District

By a recent Treaty with the Confederate States the said Pen-e-tegh-ca Band was taken under the protection of the said Confederate States and the said To-sa-wi having applied for a guarantee of the rights vouchsafed to him, and bring in every respect worthy of special consideration, we have therefore granted him these our

--Letters of Safeguard
for his protection.

You are therefore and hereby charged to respect these Letters and grant to the said To-sa-wi, safe conduct and exemption from detention or molestation, and any infraction by any whomsoever of this Safeguard will be visited by us with all the penalties due to those who violate the public faith

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and dishonor the Confederacy


In testimony whereof Albert Pike


Commissioner of the Confederate


States to all the Indians west of


Arkansas, doth he unto set his


hand and affix the seal of his Arms.
Done at the Confederate States Agency for the Comanches, [XXXXX] and other bands of Indians, near the False Washita in the Le[XXX] District aforesaid, this 15th day of August in the year of our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and sixty one.



Albert Pike


Commissioner of the Confederate


St. to all Indians west of Arkansas -

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