Joseph Sinclair to William Medill, July 20, 1846
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Sinclair has just returned from the Chief's residence where he spoke to him about the Miami's plan for emigration. He told the Chief <that the tribe would be expected to act, that promises would no longer answer the purpose.> Sinclair also told the Chief that <in case of a refusal to remove, it was absolutely certain that their annuities would be withheld.> Sinclair warned the tribe that the government would likely compel them to move regardless, and that if they didn't have money, they would lack sufficient clothing and food. The Chief said he was waiting to hear from someone about what Congress would do for the tribe, and should hear back within a week, and then he would be ready to emigrate. Sinclair finishes the letter by stating that he will be meeting the Chief tomorrow to induce the Miamis to act promptly in moving.
Created: 4/24/2019 1:51:26 PM
Project: Intro to the Miami Tribe
Creator: Cain, Madison
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