Nathaniel Robbins and Dr. Lewis R. Dayton protested to the Mexican government because United States authorities were taxing the inhabitants of Pecan Point. In 1835 Robbins attended the Consultation at San Felipe de Austin. During the Texas Revolution he served as a private in Capt. Thomas J. Rusk’s company at the Siege of Béxar and participated in the Grass Fight. With the honorary rank of colonel, Robbins was commissioned by Gen. Sam Houston to “seize all arms and guns, and such weapons of war as may be useful to the army” and to “arrest all deserters from the army.” On August 8, 1836, Robbins received Houston’s appointment as collector of public property, and on September 10 he enlisted as a private in Capt. Elisha Clapp’s company at Mustang Prairie. Robbins was discharged on December 10. He was said to have had great influence among the Indians of the region, and on November 8, 1836, he received Houston’s appointment and the Senate’s confirmation as commissioner to the Indians. He died sometime between December 1836 and April 1837.
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