Appendix 5, Document 4. Draft Notes, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Notices fridly [friendly] & with white men, as gr[ea]t men as ever lived on the .— on — 20 y[ear]s 6 000, small nation— 3 towns— 2 men not over yeteday [yesterday]—— thy also about big spi[r]it we have possession the land Nepope— prinipll [principal] men here with frnshp [friendship] with all men kind— chiefs done wrong— in selling best country Black hawk Brother— Maquishis— Sac nation <​Right​> worshippd on this piece ground,— when His come first inhabited by by french—— Now amercns & english— Maquihis— very frindly— some ye[a]rs Mis & fox, talk great Deel with big spirit—
diffe[re]nt colour— no diffnc [difference] to good men Mis worshippd big spir[i]t— has worshippd on this piece Land English on the river & much people very very fri[en]dly— English people som[e] had goods— drove out a tribe was on the seen a great deal pleasure on this ground.— best country fathe[r]s had seen.—— father of the 2 old men— preacher wantd Joseph as good a man—— 2 nations Brothr, Joseph talk 2 gr[ea]t big God [2 words illegible] wear Lots, white— people Eng. Frnch Indians all brothrs,— card for any-thing for something to eat [illegible] [p. [2]]
Notices fridly friendly & with white men, as great men as ever lived on the .— on — 20 years 6 000, small nation— 3 towns— 2 men not over yeteday yesterday—— thy also about big spirit we have possession the land Nepope— prinipll [principal] men here with frnshp [friendship] with all men kind— chiefs done wrong— in selling best country Black hawk Brother— Maquishis— Sac nation Right worshippd on this piece ground,— when His come first inhabited by by french—— Now amercns & english— Maquihis— very frindly— some years Mis & fox, talk great Deel with big spirit—
different colour— no diffnc difference to good men Mis worshippd big spirit— has worshippd on this piece Land English on the river & much people very very friendly— English people some had goods— drove out a tribe was on the seen a great deal pleasure on this ground.— best country fathers had seen.—— father of the 2 old men— preacher wantd Joseph as good a man—— 2 nations Brothr, Joseph talk 2 great big God wear Lots, white— people Eng. Frnch Indians all brothrs,— card for any-thing for something to eat [p. [2]]
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