Manuscripts/Mixed Material [William Blevins]
“I was shortly relieved somewhat when an answer came to my command in English with an Indian accent: 'I will stay here, you call Capt. Arrington. Quanah wants to talk to him.' I told them to [?] where they were and called the Capt. 'Tell him to come with his crowd holding their hands high and advance to the camp fire,' said Arrington; 'when they get there build up the fire.'
“I repeated the order and the party complied with the command. Capt. Arrington and the other boys came out of their blankets with their two 44's in hand an stood off. They were in the light and the boys in the dark. In case shooting starts from any Comanche from the outside we could get Quanah and the three men with him. Quanah was a majestic looking person standing there with his arms folded across his chest and in full Indian dress while his interpreter stated his request. Quanah wanted Arrington to give him permission to go into Parker Co. for the purpose of transacting some business. The Capt. had no right to grant such request and told him so. He said to Parker, “Why don't you take off that war dress and go in a peaceful darb?” But Quanah did not think much of that and left disappointed.
“Some time later a party of Indians had come off the reservation and engaged in rustling some cattle by means of stampeding the herd and picking up the strays, they also had killed a waddie. We were trying to locate the gang and was looking for their camp. We were camped in a gully near a dry creek bed and this particular morning the Capt. and a few of the boys left to see if they could pick up a trail while the balance of us remained in the camp.