Joseph Sinclair to William Medill, September 23, 1846
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Sinclair has received word from Medill that the President has rendered a small military force to aid in removing the Miami if necessary. After receiving this word, Sinclair went to the Chief and <succeeded in convincing him that his people would now be required to remove.> Sinclair has called 2 councils to explain <the views of the Department, and give all necessary assurances of kind treatment.> A captain arrived with a force later that same afternoon, and he and Sinclair spoke of the emigration. The captain awaits the results of the 2 councils in Peru, Indiana. Sinclair writes that the emigration should set out on foot immediately following these councils.
Sinclair says the quick action of the Government providing a force has allowed <to bring them into prompt action and convinces them that the Government of the United States is not to be trifled with.> Sinclair concludes with saying he will keep Medill informed on the situation.
Created: 4/25/2019 12:40:42 PM
Project: Intro to the Miami Tribe
Creator: Cain, Madison
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