Memoirs, 3; Correspondence and Private Papers

Memoirs, 3; Correspondence and Private Papers

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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. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...this means. The Indians on our frontier have treaties both with Spain and us. We have endeavoured to cultivate their friendship, to merit it by presents, charities, and exhortations to peace with their neighbours, and particularly with the subjects of Spain. We have carried on some little commerce with them, merely to supply their wants. Spain toohas made them presents, traded with them, kept agents among them, though their country is within the limits established as ours at the general peace. However, Spain has chosen to have it understood that she has some claim to some parts of that country, and that it must be one of the subjects of our present negotiations. Out of respect for her, then, we have considered her pretensions to the country, though it was impossible to believe them serious, as colouring pretensions to a concern with those Indians on the same ground with our own, and we were willing to let them go on till a treaty should set things to rights between us. 6. Another article of complaint is, that we have not used efficacious means to suppress these practices. But if the charge is false, or the practice justifiable, no suppression is necessary. And lastly, these gentlemen say that, on a view of these proceedings of the United States with respect to Spain, and the Indians, their allies, they foresee that our peace with Spain is very problematical in future. The principal object of the letter being our supposed excitements of the Chickasaws against the Creeks, and their protection of the latter, are we to understand from this, that if we arm to repulse the attacks of the Creeks on ourselves, it will disturb our peace with Spain? That if we will not fold our arms, and let them butcher us without resistance, Spain will consider more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236772989
  • 9781236772985