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John Johnston

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Indian agent, John Johnston, regrets having missed the annual meeting of the Indians and seems rather pessimistic about the fate of the Indians. He believes that removal is the best solution and tries to convince Finley that this is the case -- " All good persons are pleased with the account of your progress in the cause of Indian reform , I fear, however, your subjects will ere long have to go the way of all their race, that is, that they will be compelled to move westward, where the Delawares and many others are gone since our Treaty in 1817. I find a great proportion of my Indians are looking to remove. There is no such thing as preserving the Indians for any length of time on what is called 'Reservations.' I believe I am fully warranted in the conclusion that under the present arrangements of the Government, the Indians cannot be saved from destruction." Abstract Number - 692

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692

Publication Date

6-26-1823

City

Piqua

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Wyandot Mission Letters; Indian Removal

Letter from John Johnston to James B. Finley


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