Joseph Sinclair to William Medill, August 14, 1846
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Sinclair says he is <now making every effort in [his] power to get the Miamis to remove peacefully and quietly.> This letter discusses the reluctant actions of the Chief regarding emigration, and how members of the tribe are starting to become restless. Sinclair even considers that he thinks the Chief may resign. Sinclair notes that many of the issues in getting the Miamis to emigrate have arisen due to those who trade with them. As a result, Sinclair suggests that, in the future, <the Government [should] make arrangements for supplying the actual wants of the Indians, and to prohibit all trade with them.> The Chief is still awaiting to hear from Congress, in hopes they will allow the Miami to remain. Sinclair is upset that person helping the Miami convey their issue to Congress, Dr. Fitch, has been aiding the Miami rather than trying to speed along the emigration process, as should be his duty.
Created: 4/24/2019 2:06:56 PM
Project: Intro to the Miami Tribe
Creator: Cain, Madison
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