American State Papers; Documents, Legislative and Executive of the Congress of the United States ... Volume 2, V. 1

American State Papers; Documents, Legislative and Executive of the Congress of the United States ... Volume 2, V. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ... in order to effect an entrance into this country. On the 5th instant, I left fort Fidius, escorted by thirteen mounted militia, whom I got, to prevent my being robbed by the frontier banditti, who, two days before, took ten of the horses which I had to convey goods, &c. to the nation, for the use of the Indians. This guard attended me as far as the Oakmulgee, where I arrived on the 7th, and there found one hundred and thirty chiefs and warriors ready to receive me. Here I discharged the militia, and next day proceeded with the Indians towards the Cussetahs, where we arrived on the 14th, and took quarters in a house set apart for me by the king of the town. On the morning of the 15th, I was saluted by several discharges from a piece of artillery, and drums beating. At ten o'clock, I was received in great form by all the chiefs and people ot the town, in the public square, as the agent of the United States. As far as expressions and actions could extend, I received proofs of their sincere joy in seeing me among them. Runners were despatched to all the LQwer towns, to acquaint them with my arrival, and ordering the immediate attendanceof the chiefs at that place. On the 18th. the chiefs of the Lower towns and myself received a letter from the chiefs of the Upper towns, desiring our attendance at this place, the Tuckaubatchee, that being the place fixed on to settle the business of the nation. Accordingly, we set off, and arrived here on the 22d. On the 23d, I was received in form, and acknowledged as the agent of the United Statesj but my reception did not appear accompanied with that warmth of expression or apparent friendship I met with in the Cussetahs. I could plainly discover a sullen countenance on many of the principal people, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 1136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 56mm | 1,982g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236636198
  • 9781236636195