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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1855
([1855])

[New Mexico Indians],   pp. 186-192 PDF (2.8 MB)


Page 191

COMMISSIONER OF INDIAN AFFAIRS. 
During the time that I was in the Capote country two Jicarilla 
Apaches stole from me three animals-mine, my interpreter's, and 
servant's; of these I have recovered two, which were delivered to me 
by the chiefs of the Capotes, who went in pursuit of them, for which 
service, in recovering a government horse, I have paid them ten dol- 
lars, with which they remain perfectly satisfied. 
Further, during the time I remained with the Capotes, some of the 
principal Mohuache and Jicarilla Apache Indians came to see me 
daily, asking for peace, and represented to me their impoverished con- 
dition, and that they wished to relieve themselves of the suffering 
produced by the war, as their people were dying from famine. Ac- 
cordingly I laid before his excellency the governor the requests and 
desires of these Indians. Through persuasion I induced some ten of 
the principal Mohuache and Jicarilla Indians to proceed in my com- 
pany to Santa Fe, to hold a talk with his excellency, which was held 
on the 21st instant. His excellency then directed that the Mohuache 
and Jicarilla Apaches should assemble at the Vega of Reaiio, near 
Abiquiu, on the 10th of September next; also, ordering that I should 
supply them on their return with fifty head of sheep and thirty fane- 
gas of corn, so that they and their families might be supplied with 
food while awaiting the time fixed to conclude the treaty of peace. 
LORENZO LABADI, Indian Agent. 
Hon. GEO. W. MANYPENNY, 
Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Washington, D. C. 
No. 96. 
UTAI AGENCY, TAOS, NEW MEXICO, 
September 26, 1855. 
SIR: 1 have the honor to report the following in regard to Indian 
affairs in my agency during the present month. 
On the 2d instant, near Mora, two pastors were captured and one 
man killed. One of the pastors has made his escape from the Indians; 
he was in captivity four days. On the same day two pastors in the 
employ of Seior Juan Maus, on Rio Acate, were captured, and twelve 
head of cattle, average value twenty-five dollars per head, the pro- 
perty of Lucien B. Maxwell, was driven off from the Rayado. The 
two pastors captured on the Acate remained in captivity some fifteen 
days. They say that the Indians brought them and other property 
to the cation of Red river, and there concealed the animals they had, 
and proceeded to the neighborhood of San Miguel for the purpose of 
stealing. The larger boy at the canion of Red river made his escape, 
and, arrived at San Miguel, informed the Mexicans of the animals 
concealed in canion of Red river. A party returned with him, and 
found animals as he had stated, and on their return to San Miguel 
they met the party of Indians, which the boy had infbrmed them had 
gone to the neighborhood of San Miguel for the purpose of stealing. 
They had with them several animals. The Mexicans attacked them 
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