Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress Volume 31; V. 34

Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress Volume 31; V. 34

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: the condition of the African race; yet the hostile factions seem to have no sympathy for the red man; but, on the contrary, many of both sides appear to disregard his interests and trespass upon his rights with impunity. The condition and circumstances of the four leading tribes of the southern superintendency--the Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws and Chickasaws--continue to afford gratifying evidences of increasing prosperity and improvement in the elements of civilized life. The peace and good order prevailing amongst them and their earnest eiforts to improve their physical and moral condition, entitle them to the warm and active sympathies of our people, and the liberal and generous regard of the government. They are more and more devoting themselves to agricultural pursuits, and using every effort and means in their power for the general diffusion of the blessings of education and the Christian religion amongst them. The great drought of last year almost entirely destroyed their crops, and subjected them to much trial and suffering, which, however, they bore submissively and with commendable fortitude. But this calamity has not been without a blessing. It impressed them with the importance of a closer and more general attention to the cultivation of the soil for a. subsistence, resulting in more enlarged agricultural operations the present year, the immediate benefits of which they have already experienced. The difliculties between the Choctaws and Chickasaws, explained in former reports, will, it is hoped, be effectually adjusted and settled by the convention which was entered into with the representatives of the two tribes in this city the past summer; subject, however, to the ratification of their councils, as well as the more

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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236814029
  • 9781236814029