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A discontented young fellow, filled with self pride; he certainly should have considered it an honor to be sent on so respectable an embassy as he was.
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A young man who is here speaks the Panis language, and in many other respects, is preferable.
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American agents... are the only persons authorized to hold councils of a political nature.
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Among various demands and charges I gave them, was, that the said flag should be delivered to me, and one of the United States' flags be received and hoisted in its place.
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As the mode of conduct to be pursued towards the Spaniards I feel more at a loss.
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At the lodge the chief gave me many particulars which were relative to the late visit of the Spaniards.
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Each Pawnee presented them with a horse, gave a pipe to smoke to the Osage to whom he had made the present. In this manner were eight horses given.
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Few Indians only had breech cloths, most being wrapped in buffalo robes, otherwise quite naked.
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Future prospects of this voyage are entirely uncertain, as the savages strive to throw every impediment in our way.
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Give immediate instruction to all your posts in said territory, under your direction, at no time and on no pretence to hoist, or suffer be hoisted, the English flag.
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He was a man, he always performed his promises.
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I am willing to sacrifice my prospect of private advantage, that the government looks not to interest, but its dignity.
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I cannot consent to be led three or four hundred leagues out of my route, without its being by force of arms.
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I differ materially from Capt. Lewis, in my account of the numbers, manners, and morals of the Sioux.
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I have never known General Wilkinson to neglect a point of duty, nor by word or deed, to injure the service of his country.
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I was informed... that some... were dreaming and wished to return.
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If he was disposed to desert, I should take care to retain his horse; that for himself, he might leave as he pleased, as I only wanted men with us.
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If success attends my steps, honor and glory await my name-if defeat, still shall it be said we died like brave men, and conferred honor, even in death, on the American Name.
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If we go to Chihuahua we must be considered as prisoners of war?
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In my proper character, I am an officer of the United States Army.
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In the rear of our encampment was a hill, on which there was a large rock, where the Indians kept a continual sentinel.
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It was the wish of the Americans that their red brethren should remain peacefully round their own fires, and not embroil themselves in any disputes between the white people.
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May Heaven be propitious, and smile on the cause of my country.
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On no further occasion present a flag or medal to an Indian.
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Owing to the difficulty of obtaining horses, Mr. Henry returns from this place. In descending the Mississippi I will request him to pay his respects to you.
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Rain continued without intermission the whole day, during which we employed ourselves in reading the Bible, Pope's Essays, and in pricking our arms with India ink some characters, which will frequently bring to mind our forlorn and dreary situation, as well as the happiest days of our life.
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Should I be the happy mortal destined to turn the scale of war, will you not rejoice, O my father?
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Smoke the pipe of peace, bury the tomahawk, and become one nation.
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Strict justice would demand total confiscation of your property, personal imprisonment and fines.
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The Pawnee chief had left the village the day after the doctor arrived, with 50 or 60 horses and many people, and had taken his course to the north of our route.
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The preparations for my new voyage prevented the possiblity of my paying that attention to the correction of my errors, that I should otherwise have done.
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The Spanish troops returned and we could yet discover the grass beaten down in the direction which they went.
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The toute ensemble was such as to make polished society blush, when compared with these savages.
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The various duties I was obliged to perform of commanding officer, Surveyor, Astronomer, hunter, and advanced guard.
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The village had a mill near it, situated on the little creek, which made very good flour. The population consisted of civilized Indians, but much mixed blood.
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There had so lately been a large force of Spanish cavalry at the village, which had made a great impression on the minds of the young men, as to their power, consequence, which my appearance with 20 infantry was by no means calculated to remove.
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They were conspiring to desert us in the night and steal some of our horses... we engaged a spy.
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We were obliged to keep ourselves on our guard against our own companions and fellow-travellers, men of a nation highly favored by the United States.
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Why cannot we correct the baneful passions, without weakening the good?
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With the dreary season in which we travelled part of the route; with our minds much more actively employed in forming resources for our preservation from famine.
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You have already disarmed my men without my knowledge, are their arms to be returned or not?
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Your former Fathers the Spaniards have now no further Authority over you.
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