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We Shall Unite in Friendship & Love

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PublicationBuell, Rowena, ed. The Memoirs of Rufus Putnam and Certain Official Papers and Correspondence. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1903. (no image)
Document Information
Date June 5, 1792
Author Name Rufus Putnam (primary)
Recipient Name Tribes on the Miami, Tawa, & Wabash Rivers (primary)
Summary This is a copy of a speech by General Rufus Putnam to the tribes of the Miami, Tawa, and Wabash Rivers in which he assures the Indians of the peaceful intentions of the President and Congress and his plans to meet with the tribal headmen soon to resolve any differences between them and the United States.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
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Content Notes The Memoirs of Rufus Putnam
Related Persons/Groups Rufus Putnam; General Washington & His Council; Congress of the United States; Sachems and warriors; Wyandots; Delawares, Chippewas; Ottawas; Pattiwatamas; Shawanese; Tweetwees; other Indian Nations residing southward of the Lakes, east of the Mississippi and northward of the River Ohio; Captain Trueman; Captain Hendrick, a chief of the Stockbridge tribe; a few friends; your messengers;
Related Places the Miami or Tawa River; the waters of the Wabash River; Fort Jefferson; Miami Towns;
Keywords present troubles between them and their brothers of different Indian tribes; misunderstanding between the parties concerned; just ground of complaint; speech to you by Captain Truman on the subject of peace; friendly disposition of the President and the Great Council toward all Indian tribes; my arrival on our frontier settlements; grievances; purest principle of justice and humanity; string of 3 branches; roads between you and us; path that leads to Fort Jefferson; our meeting; your pipes; roll of tobacco; my speech; great and good spirit; peace and happiness;
Key Phrases I have weighty measures to communicate to you and do not doubt but when we shall meet together and have heard one another, your hearts will rejoice and we shall unite in friendship and love.

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