George Copway

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  • Page 242

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    December 4, 1849 ~ Tuesday 4th [FIGURE] I wrote 3 letters One to Mrs Woodruff, one to Col Kane one to Dr J. M. Bernhisel. I took cars rode to Beverly & spent the night with Br Flagg 30 m December 5, 1849 ~ Wednesday 5th [FIGURE] I wrote A letter to J. M. Bernhisel I took cars to Boardentown & stage to New Egypt & spent the night ...
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    December 4, 1849 December 5, 1849 December 6, 1849 December 7, 1849 December 8, 1849 December 9, 1849 December 10, 1849 December 11, 1849 December 12, 1849 December 13, 1849 December 14, 1849
  • Page 243

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    on his breast untill He could not speak He then left him lying on the floor with the Blood running out of his mouth. Burns then locked up Moorehouse in his house for two days said He would kill him also if [he] stired out of the house or reported against him in any way. The 2nd day Moorehouse got out the man died soon after He left. Moorehouse reported the case Burnes & wife were both imprisioned. The Jury brought in A verdict of murder ...
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    December 15, 1849 December 16, 1849 December 17, 1849 December 18, 1849 December 19, 1849 December 20, 1849 December 21, 1849 December 22, 1849
  • Page 245

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    The following speech was deliverd by Mr Copway or Kah-ge-ga-gah-Bow the Chief of the Ojewa Nation before a large audience in New York City On the eve of Dec 15 1849 Ladies, Gentlemen, American Citizens. Of necessity my address this evening must be short. Yet I will touch upon a few prominent items which I consider important to the subject in which I feel deeply interested There are certain events which stand forth in bold relief of deep interest in the history of evry nation under heaven ...
  • Page 246

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    followed them for many years. And The Ill consequences of removing have been multiplied & vary great. This has been one main reason why schools have been unproductive of good among them. This is also whone reason why Missionaries have done no more good among them The Indians are fast decreasing and Passing away what is the cause of all this. There are various causes Their constant remov- ing is one cause. Disease which has been introduced among them By white men in the capacity of traders, missionaries, and Emigrants Also the introduction of Alchoohol ...
  • Page 247

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    that therier ears or those of their children will no more be saluted with a call to remove from their lands then if they do not show forth a spirit of improvement then cast them off as not worthy of your support or attention but untill then you are not justifyed yur garments are not clear The spirit of the age & times demands that Congress should take immediate action upon theis matter. 1st The Indians cannot retain their lands. Emigration of the white men are already surround- ing them & in their midst ...
  • Page 248

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    I am going to Washington so on to lay my Petition before the Congress of the United States and urged them to grant my Prayer for the benefit of both the white and Red men. I want your aid, I want you to sign my petition that the voice of thousands may be bheard in behalf of this petiontion. I want the names of Legeslators Governors and American citizens in General that my prayer may be heard & answerd. Give the North American Indians A home, a place whare the ...
  • Page 249

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    Mr Copway remarked to W. Woodruff in personal conversation That He had long contemplated the situation of the poor Indians and he well know their position and feelings and if the United States did not soon take a different course and scease their persecutions and oppressions and driving the Indians to such extremities as they were doing that the Indians would soon rise up in their wrath Unite together and seek revenge and strike a Blow unto death And it was in consequence of a knowledge of this fact that had inspired him to go through ...
  • Page 259

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    January 12, 1850 ~ Saturday Jan 12th 1850 [FIGURE] I wrote 7 letter to J. Livingston, J. Luce T. Cartwright D. Turner, S. Wells D. Carter and J. Townsend I recieved two letter from [FIGURE] S. Wells & S. Tuttle January 13, 1850 ~ Sunday 13th Sunday I Preached in Cambridgeport January 14, 1850 ~ Monday 14th [FIGURES] I ...
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    January 24, 1849 January 12, 1850 January 13, 1850 January 14, 1850 January 15, 1850 January 16, 1850 January 17, 1850 January 18, 1850 January 19, 1850 January 20, 1850 January 21, 1850 January 22, 1850 January 23, 1850 January 25, 1850 January 26, 1850 January 27, 1850 January 28, 1850 January 29, 1850
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    Part of Letter to Almon Whiting Babbitt, 21 January 1850

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    [sideways text] Copy of A letter written to A W Babbitt Esqr Jan 21st 1850 Cambridgeport Mass Jan 21st 1850 Dear Sir Yours of Jan 16th has just come to hand and I must Confess that I am much surprised at its contents and do not understand it. and I feel think it needs some wisdom to answer such letters in a right & proper manner lest misun- derstanding arise of an unpleasant nature between men who are endeavoring to bring to pass the ...
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    January 21, 1850