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Montgomery, sub-agent for the Seneca Indians in Lower Sandusky, has heard rumors that Indian agent John Johnston is about to be replaced. Montgomery feels that removal of Johnston will be disastrous for the poor Indians and they "will be scattered who knows where." He asks Finley to pressure folks in Washington to keep Johnston in place. Montgomery will be gathering the Senecas next week to prepare a letter of protest for the U.S. president and Secretary of War. He asks for Finley's aid to find a translator. Abstract Number - 703
Wyandot Mission Letters; Miscellanous Mission Letters; John Johnston (1775-1861); Indian Agency; Seneca Indians
Montgomery, James, "Letter from James Montgomery to James B. Finley" (1824). Finley Letters. 797.