Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 3, 15 July 1843–29 February 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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20 February 1844 • Tuesday
Tuesday Feb 20— 1844 At home at 9 10 A M. went to my office. where the Twelve & some others met in couinil [council] with. Bros— Mitchel curtis, & Stephen Curtis. who left the 1st of Janua[r]y. Black River Sent by & to know whithe[r] should preach to the Indians. The Menominees & Chippeway having requ[e]sted it. I told them to tell the chippeways had given some wampum as token of peace.— & the breth[r]en had given them 1/2 bar[rel] flour & an ox to keep them from starving. & had gone through to Green bay with them.— to mark a road.— I told them to tell I have no council to shed blood <​give​> him. he is there on his own ground. and he must act on his own responsibility. & do what he thinks best. & he shall never be brought into any difficulty about it by us.
I instructed the 12 to send out a delegation— & investigate the Locations of & & find a good Location where we can remove after the is completed.— & build a city in a day— and have a governme[n]t of our own—— in a hea[l]thy climate—
<​ Receved a letter from wh[i]ch pleased me much.— at office​>
<​visited at this P M. & evening​>
warm[.] Ice— began to come down from above in the river.— [p. [271]]
20 February 1844 • Tuesday
Tuesday Feb 20— 1844 At home at 10 A M. went to my office. where the Twelve & some others met in couinil [council] with. Bros— Mitchel curtis, & Stephen Curtis. who left the 1st of January. Black River Sent by & to know whither should preach to the Indians. The Menominees & Chippeway having requested it. the chippeways had given some wampum as token of peace.— & the brethren had given them 1/2 barrel flour & an ox to keep them from starving. & had gone through to Green bay with them.— to mark a road.— I told them to tell I have no council to give him. he is there on his own ground. and he must act on his own responsibility. & do what he thinks best. & he shall never be brought into difficulty about it by us.
I instructed the 12 to send out a delegation— & investigate the Locations of & & find a good Location where we can remove after the is completed.— & build a city in a day— and have a government of our own—— in a healthy climate—
Receved a letter from which pleased me much.— at office
visited at this P M. & evening
warm. Ice— began to come down from above in the river.— [p. [271]]
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