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Indian agent, John Johnston, regrets having missed the annual meeting of the Indians and seems rather pessimistic about their fate. 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
John Johnston Letters; Wyandot Mission Letters; Indian Agency; Indian Removal
Johnston, John, "Letter from John Johnston to James B. Finley" (1823). Finley Letters. 786.