History of Crawford County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement, Volum 1

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S. J. Clarke publishing Company, 1911
 

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Pàgina 439 - Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take; the clouds ye so much dread are big with mercy, and shall break^ in blessings on your head.
Pàgina 23 - Missouri, thence along the said State line to the northwest corner of the State, thence east along the said State line to the point where it is intersected by the western boundary line of the Sacs and Foxes — thence north along the said line of the Sacs and Foxes, so far as that when a straight line shall be run therefrom to the mouth of Boyer's river (the place of beginning) it shall include five millions of acres.
Pàgina 14 - ... chiefs replied to our speech, each in his turn, according to rank; they expressed their joy at the change in the government; their hopes that we would recommend them to their great father (the President), that they might obtain trade and necessaries; they wanted arms, as well for hunting as for defense, and asked our mediation between them and the Mahas, with whom they are now at war.
Pàgina 14 - A speech was then made, announcing to them the change in the government, our promises of protection, and advice as to their future conduct. All the six chiefs replied to our speech, each in his turn, according to rank; they expressed their joy at the change in the government; their hopes that we would recommend them to their great father (the President), that they might obtain...
Pàgina 13 - We sent him back with one of our party next morning, Sunday, July 29, with an invitation to the Indians to meet us above on the river, and then proceeded. We soon came to a northern bend in the river, which runs within twenty yards of Indian Knob creek, the water of which is five feet higher than that of the Missouri. In less than two miles we passed Beyer's creek on the north, of twenty-five yards width.
Pàgina 25 - Thrown off by Michigan in the formation of her new State, without an acting governor to enforce the fragments of laws under which we still live ; without a competent civil jurisdiction to give security to our lives and our property, we have deemed it our last and best policy to ask the intervention of the national aid, to give us a new efficient political existence.
Pàgina 22 - Demoine, the place of beginning. But it is understood that the lands ceded and relinquished by this Treaty, are to be assigned and...
Pàgina 14 - ... which they declined, for fear of being killed by them. We then proceeded to distribute our presents. The grand chief of the nation not being of the party, we sent him a flag, a medal, and some ornaments for clothing. To the six chiefs who were present, we gave a medal of the second grade to one Ottoe chief and one Missouri chief; a medal of the third grade to two...
Pàgina 26 - Louis to Du Buque, passing by the west side of the Mississippi; and it is quite probable, that by the first of September next, post coaches, drawn by four horses, will be running regularly through that route. It may appear to some unacquainted with the character of our western people, and not apprized of the rapid growth of this country, that some of my descriptions and predictions are fanciful; but if there be error in them, it is rather that the truth is not fully expressed than that it is transcended.
Pàgina 14 - The grand chief of the nation not being of the party, we sent him a flag, a medal, and some ornaments for clothing. To the six chiefs who were present, we gave a medal of the second grade to one Ottoe chief and one Missouri chief; a medal of the third grade to two inferior chiefs of each nation ; the customary mode of recognizing a chief being to place a medal round his neck, which is considered among his tribe as a proof of his consideration abroad. Each of these medals was accompanied by a present...

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