Joseph Sinclair to William Medill, March 30, 1846

Joseph Sinclair to William Medill, March 30, 1846

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Medill has tasked Sinclair to create a list of Miami <as are permitted to remain in this Country, and of them who are to emigrate, and will as speedily as possible carry out [Medill's] wishes.>
Sinclair also writes that <Robert Peebles {} and his son, John H. Peebles of Pittsburgh, are now here as the assignees of Thomas Dowling of a contract for the removal of the Miamis.>
Sinclair was requested to call the Miami together to investigate their debts because they claim the Chief was trying to make arrangements with the creditors, but did not feel at liberty to do so. He tells Medill that if the Department still wants him to investigate, he will.



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    Project: Intro to the Miami Tribe
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Joseph Sinclair to William Medill, March 30, 1846

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[Roll 418_113 - Roll 418_115]
Sinclair's opinion of the matter of the Miami debt is as follows: <This undoubtedly is now the only serious obstacle in the way of the emigration, and if it is analyzed in any way, [Sinclair] would suggest, that no debt against any member of the tribe who is not permitted to remain in this Country, and who does not emigrate, shall be included in the sum arranged.> Sinclair intends to determine each members' individual debt to create an aggregate in this plan.
Sinclair received word from the President about the payment of the Miami debts as per their contract on October 27, 1845. He claims this has <been a very vexatious matter, and [Sinclair is] really glad that is has been disposed of.>
Sinclair also writes about the appointment of a physician to the emigration. He intends to get the assent of the Miami when they gather. He also says the Chief is satisfied with the appointment.



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