Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series CC, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

Logan Campaign 86
Treaty of 1787 Speech by Captain Johnny of the Shawnees, 8/20/1787 1: <We have sent for Logan to let him know our opinions. He shall soon know our opinion from our very hearts. I heard your words by which I wasy informed not to be afraid to come in and exchange for my prisoners. I was not afraid, but our people is scattered so far apart that it took me a great deal of trouble, to which I made all industry I could to get all the prisoners I could from our young Brothers, for which I was two months out at the Wabash towns amongst the rest of our young Brothers, which I found out their opinion, all those that had prisoners said they would not give them up to their brothers the big-knife, which was one half the Towns, those that had none, plead to take pity on the women and children, to give them up to get their prisoners from the white people. When I was there, I looked back where I lived, where our old towns was, I looked to be alone, or like a man among children. I could by no means get prisoners from the others. I heard our brothers word and believed it, and meant to come in myself.> continued

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