Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 2, 1 March–6 May 1845

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one year every thing might be got in operation so as to effect a great work. If we could make use of them to supply us and our brethren with arms and means he would approve of the idea.
said to his certain knowledge, being a native of , and being intimate with the officers, having had a commission among them, he got a chance to know what their feelings and sentiments were. Sir John Colburn [Colborne] once said “a small war will use us up, but can live in a big war and make money by it”. And from that day they laid the foundation for a big war. They have had their runners all through these tribes and a great many are their friends because they would help them to get means whereby they [p. [297]]
one year every thing might be got in operation so as to effect a great work. If we could make use of them to supply us and our brethren with arms and means he would approve of the idea.
said to his certain knowledge, being a native of , and being intimate with the officers, having had a commission among them, he got a chance to know what their feelings and sentiments were. Sir John Colburn [Colborne] once said “a small war will use us up, but can live in a big war and make money by it”. And from that day they laid the foundation for a big war. They have had their runners all through these tribes and a great many are their friends because they would help them to get means whereby they [p. [297]]
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