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Date January 29, 1795
Author Name Edmund Burke (primary) Location: St. Antoine
Recipient Name Wyandot Chief (primary) Location: Sandusky
Summary Speech to Wyandots regarding visit by Burke to discuss religion in village. Recommends moving village closer to Detroit and cabin to be occupied by Burke. Persuasive argument against joining "strangers".
Document Format Document Signed
Document Notes Cited in Wayne to Pickering, 03/08/1795.
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Related Persons/Groups see below; Edmund Burke; Wyandotts; Wyandots; Ottawas; Detroits; Indians; Indian Nation; bishop; brothers; strangers; Bishop of Quebec; Native Americans; ;
Related Places Detroit; village; Michigan;
Keywords religion; cabin; ;
Key Phrases the state of religion in your village; nothing by the bad weather could hinder my being among you; God knows that I have great pain in seeing yourselves separated and dispersed; as he loves you and always wishes to cherish you in his heart; sent me to assemble you in one village as the shepherd assembles his flock; conduct you to heaven in the manner your ancient fathers conducted your ancestors in preference to other nations; you will follow their example, for to separate yourself from your brothers will be your ruin with resource; I was your village of Detroit when your envoy Leatherlips arrived who to my great astonishment said in your name that you would not hearken to your chiefs and your old councillors who begged of you to come and live with them; men who are not of your blood nor of your religion who only look to their own interests and your ruin rather than your chiefs and your brothers; your nation ought to be all assembled together, to render it respectable as it always has been; believe me its fear which makes him talk and avarice which activates him, he fears your warriors, and he wants your lands; Are not those people come from nothing, men who have no interest in your nation, in whom you cannot trust, men who are too despicable;
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