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Why the Texas Rangers Were Founded

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Stephen F. Austin explaining to Mexican authorities why he needed to employ the first group of Texas Rangers:

 

"The roads are full of errant thieves united with the Indians, and without a small force of mounted troops to clean-up and guard them, I cannot respond to the security of travelers .... If it is possible to permit me to continue in service the 14 men and augment them with 10 more and a Sergeant, I can respond to the security of the roads."

 

--- Stephen F. Austin, November 1823

Beauty is only skin deep but Texas is to the bone.

 
Posted : 30th January 2020 3:50 pm
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