Message to Hostile Indians of the Delaware Nation

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Date July 16, 1792
Author Name Captain Hendrick Aupaumut (primary)
Recipient Name Delaware Indians
Summary Speech of Captain Aupaumut to the Delaware Indians. Asks for show of peace; mentions frontier forts; mentions Indian land complaints.
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Related Persons/Groups Hendrick Aupaumut; Delaware Indians;
Related Places United States; Miami; ;
Keywords sent our message of peace; faithfully delivered; impartially acquaint you; best knowledge of the dispositions of the United States in general; sachems of the whole confederacy; speak from the lips only; strings of white & purple wampum; speak from our hearts; quarrel with you; wish to have lasting peace; tender affections for our children; women; young men; old parents; promote their happiness; united sachems; endeavour to establish happiness for our children; various reports of many birds; big knifes; means to settle all difficulties; quench the war; defrauded you with regard to your lands; remove the burdens which hangs in your mind; great nations over the great waters; forts; wait and listen; reports of many birds are true; large belt of wampum; word of peace may reach your ears; feared that our word of peace had never touched your ears; drop down and gone underground or in the air by means of malignant birds; sachems and head warriors of Delawares; whole confederate nations; brothers attend; speak from our hearts where there is burden of sorrow; substance of message of the United States to the different tribes of Indians; ;
Key Phrases sent our message of peace; faithfully delivered; impartially acquaint you; best knowledge of the dispositions of the United States in general; sachems of the whole confederacy; speak from the lips only; strings of white & purple wampum; speak from our hearts; quarrel with you; wish to have lasting peace; tender affections for our children; women; young men; old parents; promote their happiness; united sachems; endeavour to establish happiness for our children; various reports of many birds; big knifes; means to settle all difficulties; quench the war; defrauded you with regard to your lands; remove the burdens which hangs in your mind; great nations over the great waters; forts; wait and listen; reports of many birds are true; large belt of wampum; word of peace may reach your ears; feared that our word of peace had never touched your ears; drop down and gone underground or in the air by means of malignant birds; sachems and head warriors of Delawares; whole confederate nations; brothers attend; speak from our hearts where there is burden of sorrow; substance of message of the United States to the different tribes of Indians;
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