New-York: Press of Mahlon Day & Co., 1843. First edition. Original printed wrappers, 8.37 x 5.25 inches, 34 pages. Some light soiling; small chip from the rear wrapper; a very good copy. Item #19286
“We would remark in the first place, that the Indians who have been removed from the east to the west side of the Mississippi River, appear to be in an unsettled state, and to entertain fears of being again removed. They say they have as yet received no guarantee from government that they shall remain on these lands and longer than it may suit the convenience of the whites; and some of them are desirous that Friends and others interested in their welfare, should use their influence to have their lands secured to them in fee simple forever. . . .” Two representatives of the New England Yearly Meeting and the New-York Yearly Meeting with a concern for native welfare traveled into the western states and reported on conditions among the resettled Cherokee, Choctaw, Winnebago, Osage, and Kickapoo, among others. Howes L-72; Wagner-Camp 96:1.