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An interesting letter on the subject of appointing Mr. Messenger an Associate Judge for Marion County. Since Mr. Messenger could not move from Delaware to Marion before spring the matter of appointment was evidently dropped. Beardsley speaks of the division of the Wyandot Reservation in Upper Sandusky, which is opposed by some of the Wyandots. It has been suggested that those opposed to the division would be willing to sell their land to the United States. Beardsley mentions that Finley "seems desirous that the Christian Indians should purchase their lands..." He urges Finley to use his influence "that the lands of the heathen Indians may be sold to the Government." The Canal Bill is currently being discussed in the Senate. Abstract Number - 720
Wyandot Mission Letters; U.S. History; Wyandot Indians -- Land Sale
Beardsley, D.H., "Letter from D.H. Beardsley to James B. Finley" (1825). Finley Letters. 1231.