Joseph Sinclair to William Medill, June 1, 1846

Joseph Sinclair to William Medill, June 1, 1846

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Sinclair has just returned from the Wabash where he held a council regarding emigration with the Miamis. He gave them instructions about removal, and then the Contractor spoke about his own preparations for removal. The Miamis then spoke in private, and then told Sinclair that <by the Treaty of 1840 they agreed to remove to their new home last fall, that they had been permitted to remain until the present season for which they were very thankful.> However, the Miamis asked for more time to gather their property and goods in order to sell it before moving. Sinclair replied that he hoped they could not put off moving too long, for starting the emigration too late would put them moving in too closely to the start of winter.



    Created: 4/24/2019 1:27:46 PM
    Project: Intro to the Miami Tribe
    Creator: Cain, Madison
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Joseph Sinclair to William Medill, June 1, 1846

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[Roll 418_143 - Roll 418_145]
Sinclair reminds the Miami that <no payment would be made either to those who remain or to those who are to remove until the emigration is accomplished.> The Contractor also said waiting to start the emigration would increase his costs, so Sinclair and the Contractor both urged the Miamis to start moving at an earlier date. The Chief of the Miami told them that he realized these points, but that his people still wanted to sell their property, and were also reluctant to move in the middle of the summer due to the heat. Sinclair agreed to pass on the Miamis' wishes since he realized who could not get them to compromise, and had faith that they would move when they said they would.



    Created: 4/29/2019 11:48:07 AM
    Project: Intro to the Miami Tribe
    Creator: Cain, Madison
    ID: 57-445-26056-40526
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