Manuscripts from the Burton Historical Collection Volume 1-8

Manuscripts from the Burton Historical Collection Volume 1-8

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...would I consider myself authorized to trespass upon you a reiteration of those opinions which I have before given upon the plan that was proper to be adopted to defeat the Prophet's schemes. I shall only observe that I had attached some degree of importance to the proposition which I had the honor to make last fall of sending a speech from your office to the Prophet in the President's name. He has been repeatedly told that the acquirement of more land was no object with the U. States, that they had more than they could possibly settle, that the frequent purchases which have been made for some years past had no other object than to distress the Indians, --that the scheme originated with me---and that the U. States would give up a considerable part of them rather than go to war with the Indians--and the latter had nothing to do but to contend for them in this way--and every thing they required would be granted. Although I have no doubt that the mischief which has been done in the Illinois is to be attributed to the Prophet, I think it nevertheless extremely probable that his friends there have gone further than he intended and that he did not mean that more than one or two persons should be killed, for upon mature reflection and comparing a number of circumstances which I have learned relatively to his situation, I do not think that he intended that the war should break out at this time. I may however be mistaken. Those circumstances which I mention as forming the ground of my opinion may have been artfully brought into view for the purpose of deception. Mr. John Johnson, the Factor of Fort Wayne, has applied to me for the agency of the Shawonoe Tribe with a small salary. and in case of success will resign his appointment more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236985516
  • 9781236985514