Thomas Jefferson Papers

IV. Response of Little Turtle, [7 January 1802]

IV. Response of Little Turtle

[7 Jan. 1802]


I now thank you for what you have said to us, I am also authorised to give you the thanks of my Brother Chiefs.

We have come a great distance to see you in order to make such arrangements with you as would be of service to your red children.

We are happy to find our expectations have been realised, what you have said to us shall be collected in our hearts & taken home and there communicated to your Red Children.

FC (Lb in DNA: RG 75, LSIA); in a clerk’s hand; at head of text: “Little Turtle”; follows Document II in Lb. Printed in National Intelligencer, 12 Feb. 1802, following Document III; at head of text: “Answer of the Little Turtle, to the Secretary of War.”

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