Letter from Pottawatomie Indians, circa 1843

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Father
the Last time we been in her[e] we dint understand what you have tel us, this Day the Berrer will let us know what advise your Govness will let us know. the Last time we saw the Real french they use two tel us how to do always we are like bline Peple in this place, we went know what is the matter they want all ways our Land then if wel do so how will Com of us. Your are our father we hope you tell us faier & throuthe [truth] of all this Bisinessines, the french & Angles as alle weys make charitey we hope you will be the same Our cheffe are very onsisay [uneasy] for that matter to perasap [perhaps] let go our Land— we all ways think to not let tid [it] go, your advise father is what we want [p. [1]]
Father
the Last time we been in here we dint understand what you have tel us, this Day the Berrer will let us know what advise your Govness will let us know. the Last time we saw the Real french they use two tel us how to do always we are like bline Peple in this place, we went know what is the matter they want all ways our Land then if wel do so how will Com of us. Your are our father we hope you tell us faier & throuthe [truth] of all this Bisiness, the french & Angles as alle weys make charitey we hope you will be the same Our cheffe are very onsisay [uneasy] for that matter to perasap [perhaps] let go our Land— we all ways think to not let tid [it] go, your advise father is what we want [p. [1]]
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