Account of Meeting, 23 May 1844

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good as th[e]y were— 2 nations are brothers wanted Joseph to talk right be be our big chi[e]f white men wear hats. indians naked. colour[ed] Engli[s]h. Frenc[h]. indians all brethren. dont expe[c]t to live long.— <​dont​> care for any thing only for somthig [something] to eat. &c. Fri[e]ndly visit— 2 days. sac chief sold their land again. and would go to in 2 years— we are ve[r]y poor— whit[e]s cheat us— but no diffe[re]nce not Long to Live. we wanted to let you know we were a christian people.—
I Repli[e]d. we know you have been. wronged. but we bought this land and paid our money for it.— adv[i]se you not to sell any more land. cult[i]vate peac[e] with all men with the diff[er]ent tribes. Great spirit wants you to be united & live in peac[e]— fou[n]d a book. (pentig [presenting] the Book of Mormon) which told me about your fathers.— &. Great spi[r]it told me.— you must send to all the tribes you can. & tell them to live in peace. & when any of our people come to see you treat them as we treat you.— [p. [129]]
good as they were— 2 nations are brothers wanted Joseph to talk right be be our big chief white men wear hats. indians naked. coloured English. French. indians all brethren. dont expect to live long.— dont care for any thing only for somthig [something] to eat. &c. Friendly visit— 2 days. sac chief sold their land again. and would go to in 2 years— we are very poor— whites cheat us— but no difference not Long to Live. we wanted to let you know we were a christian people.—
I Replied. we know you have been. wronged. but we bought this land and paid our money for it.— advise you not to sell any more land. cultivate peace with all men with the different tribes. Great spirit wants you to be united & live in peace— found a book. (pentig [presenting] the Book of Mormon) which told me about your fathers.— &. Great spirit told me.— you must send to all the tribes you can. & tell them to live in peace. & when any of our people come to see you treat them as we treat you.— [p. [129]]
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