Names of Persons Enumerated in Marion County, Indiana, at the Fifth Census, Eighteen Hundred and Thirty

Names of Persons Enumerated in Marion County, Indiana, at the Fifth Census, Eighteen Hundred and Thirty

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...produced entire conviction on my mind that the Prophet is organizing a most extensive combination against the United States." He then tells of the Prophet and the Kickapoos refusing to receive their annuity of salt, and pulling the man's hair who was in charge of it. The Prophet also sent word to the governor_that his people should not come any nearer to him nor settle on the Vermillion River, that he "smelt them too strongly already."1 Q On the 12th of August, 1810-, Tecumseh, attended by about four hundred warriors, came to hold his famous council with Harrison at Vincennes? This lasted for about ten clays and it was on the 20th of August, when I-Iarrison was replying to the chief that the latter lost his temper and a conflict was almost precipitated. At this juncture Harrison withdrew and refused to speak with him further. The next morning, however, upon the solicitation and apoldgy of the chief, the conference was renewed-, but all to no purpose. Tecumseh would not permit the survey and settlement of the lands lately ceded and declared that those few who-had consented to the cession must suffer for-it. 1. American State Papers, Ind. Aflairs I, 799; Western Sun, June 23, 1810. 2. Two int eresting stories are related in regard to this meeting: The first one following seems to be well authenticated; the secondc o if not true, is certainly a good story. It is said that Harrison had a seat reserved for Tecumseh at the council, but when the interpreter told him that his father (Harrison) wished him to be seated, he rose to his full height and said that the Sun was his father, and the Earth was his mother, and that he would recline on her bosom. Whereupon he sat down on the ground. The other story is that at another...
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