Miami Chief Little Turtle collection
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The text of the letter is thus: "Louisiana. St. Louis west of the Mississippi. My Friend and Brother, Whatever may be my distance from you, I always keep you in my heart. Our Father, the President, having appointed me Governor of the country on this side [of] the Great River, I have pitched my camp on the Bank of the Missouri with my warriors, about twelve miles from this place, where I should be happy once more to take you by the hand, and hold a long talk about the strange things which have happened since we parted, and of those things which may come to pass hereafter. I have some things in mind which I wish to communicate to you, and this cannot be done before we stand face to face. Rise up then my Brother, forget that you are an old man, take the path with a strong step, and let me embrace you on the 20th Sept. next at this place, where I shall wait for you. I hold you by the hand and am your Friend and Brother, Johni Killjoy. The Great Miami Chief called Little Turtle."
"The Great Miami Chief called Little Turtle" is written on the far left side of the letter and has a bracket at the right side.
- circa 1747-1812
- Little Turtle, 1747?-1812 (Person)
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