Oregon spectator. (Oregon City, O.T. [i.e. Or.]) 1846-1855, February 10, 1848, Image 2

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T WtyT
1. removed from the town In 1808.
ktartUrtban that, my sister would
art Men old enough 10 recollect the
Th met of tho great length during
-.tWMM tni gin lay apparently ueaa,
be a warning never to yield up a
; par burial, to long a Me lean in.
i of life remains, and wilt stimulate
to tho ptrtmriiui use of meant
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Mfclat' Tk. Mnnllnrt nC P.v Willi. m
"vzii. " " rr: r: . . .
1 17' nana apparently dead three or four day,
us , to Ufa ud heaitn. slier he hail
"4M Ma rriear bad been more than once
btmm ior nu mneraii u a wen Known
Kren Ma own brother was so con.
that be was dead, that he becamo
I Inpatient at what be thought the folly of
grdMBfcyalotfn In bta pertinacious attempts
at lector animation.
k Tat following account of a practice
M to tome eitent obtains in Ucrmany,
r furnish useful hints in this country:
I order to guard against premature
there w attached to most or
i in Germany, a hall, where
remain some time before beta
luad to, the ground. In this ball, the
neatly attired, is laid uvea a couch
before the lips is placed a mirror which
Lf the slightest breath would dotal, and be.
btwaea la finger string, Wbleb an the
ibjbtett raarenientoauaeabnMiataaa.
it of the keeper to rinavV Tab kail
I plsbt and day,
inspector, and rriia
rut rattan that
n om or t
Drecautiona should ba adnated
nr burial place In America. In
ible facts couclusively indicate
AAisa a. wait, serros w. r. bvmok, rtwrs.
City, Fe. 19, 1S4S.
The undersigned, in accepting the Edi
torial chair of thVOrrgoii Spectator, un
dertakes to dischargelit duties honestly,
1 faithfully, and frith such ability as
ha possesses. We fare awaro that tho
obf the paper in its increased
, la Mien manner as to imuro a fa-
i reception In an intelligent commu
ting to tho extreme dearth of In.
kftotrtabroad, requires much la
ir aad careful attention. .
Tiro ooruhiul'mof the association own-
tho press ssd roattria! of tho Spec
rr, rroyJdrai eubstaaco that, n H!l
'ofTJe tho bigaa of exclusive o .... ,io!i.
tie, nor of Sbuiananisin, and that it shall
"ai'vnaal temperance, good morals, dec.
-la aea provisions we see nothing arbitra
ry, anthlng reprehensible ; but on the con
'trary a InudlMe appreciation of the ficl-
,iaf and sentiments of others, and a de-
sire to make the Spectator a medium of
tmmunlotlon acceptable to allot what
w political or sectarian preferences.
The Oregon Spectator is the only news
paper published In this Territory, and wo
feel that, with the news, incidents and
pleasantries of the day, it should not only
contain such information as Mould be in
etructlre and useful, but it should also
peak freely and fully of Oregon's great
resource and peculiar advantages with
out which it performs but a small part of
Hsdaty bi the people of Oregon, and
wholly falls to meet the reasonable expec
talks of the friends of Oregon abroad.
We feel our Inability to mako the Ore
gon Spectator what It should be ; but it
ball be our desire and endeavor to make
'it interesting to the merchant and the mar
fear, useful to the mechanic, and instruct
ive and valuable Jo tho farmer in short,
we shall uso our humble powers to make
, it a weloome visitor to all : and while our
limited abilities shall bo exerted to make
the Spectator a newspaper worthy of Ore-
tana ner citizens, we invito and desire
i or the people or Oregon In
r and eneourairinir It. and in pan.
'tr)bn.ljag for Its columns.
IT the Feapte ! Oregok.
A report has been circulated in the up-
-per portion of the Willamette Valley
and perhaps In other portions p( tho Ter
ritory, that the army was already abun
dantly supplied with provisions. We
wish for tho sako of thoso who havo nobly
i forward to avenge the murder of un-
American citizens, that those
fl-aorti were true, but thoy aro not : the
; truth la, and we speak advisedly, the
' ba not to exceed twenty days ra-
i of flour.
'considerable quantity of meat has
i obtained ; there la an abundant tup.
l-r, by W.
aaaaat) nut
F maw
I.lfly of eat tie In tho upper country, and the
E array can fight Its way to them; but valor
tan avail nothing there towards obtaining
bread. What can, what shall be donot
JJtjfctrutlhat the last wheat crop of tho
Rtetatry vnd extremely small, and that
the last Immigration waa (mutually large;
yet Oregon's heroic volunteer should havo
bread, aslongaslhcrcis bread In Oregon.
When the appalling news of the savago
ruasMoro of tho Into Dr. Whitman, his
Lady, and tho other American citizens
reached this valley, a gloom overspread tho
countenances of its citizens, end out of
that gloom camo up a voice, deep, clear,
loud, yet single for it was tho voico of
all, as of one; "those brutal inurdars
mutt and shall bo avenged."
Doctor Whitman's mission among I he
Indians wat a minion of loc, he and hit
worthy associates hao spent years in
faithful and active endeavors tu impruvo
tho mental and moral condition of those In
dian, and in tho tnidtt of that mission he,
hit worthy lady, and twelve American ci
tizens have fallen victims to Indian ingra
titudo and insatiable lovcofblood ! Sure
ly, "those brutal murders must and should
lie avenged."
Nearly fivo hundred of your fellow citi
sens have rallied at their country's call,
and are advancing into tho enemy's coun
try. Shall they have bread! They have
leA property, and home, and friend, and
relatives for tho vindication of tlie honor
of their country, and of justice, and for the
punishment of crimes, which to have left
unpunished, would have teen shameful,
craven and wicked. Shall they have
bread) They have gone at your bidding,
jour brother, your sons, your fa.
then to execute the laws of earth and
heaven against those who have shed inno.
cent Mood.
Shall they have bread 1
War Jfcw.
Letter have been received in this city
by Gov. Abcrncthy and Gen. Lou joy,
written by Major Lee and C. II. Dcfiii
dorph, Esq., at Fort Wascopsm, (Dalle)
January 20th, 1849. Wo havo been
kindly favored with a perusal oftliose let
ters, and submit to our readers the sub.
stance of them, so far si they relato to
tho military operations at that post.
It appears that, on the morning of the
6th of January tome Indians were seen a
bout two miles East of the Port, herding
the cattlo and horses for tho purpose of
driving them on". Mr. Dsrlow and Mr.
flosworth immediately set out to prevent
tho animals from being driven off, and
were followed by Major Lee and five or
six horsemen, who in turn were followed
by others of the company. The Indians
opened the firing and continued it for a-
bout two hour, keeping at a great dis-J
tanoefrom Major Lee 'if parly, when tbey
retreated. Seventeen of Major Lee's
party were engaged in the skirmish, oppo
sed to twenty-three Indians, eight of wltom
were Cayuscs. Mr. Berry of this city,
was wounded in tho leg, and it was tup
posed that ono Indian was wounded
Most of the Americans w croon foot, while
all the Indians wcro mounted.
On the morning of tho Oth, a party of
men started out to bring Sclctza and fam
iiy to the Fort ; but discovering a band of
filly or sixty horses, they determined upon
driving them to the tort, which they sue
cccded in doing. On tho 10th Sclctza
and family were brought to the Fort,
where they havo tincu remained. It is
said that tho hostllo Indians have stripped
Sclelzaofall Ids property, in consequince
of his friendship for the Americans, and
that ho has been of great service to Ma
jor Leo and party.
Wc learn from Lieutenant Uoss, who was
in-tho skirmish above mentioned, that
the Indians succeeded in driving off about
300 of the cattle left at tho Dalles, owned
by tho Mission and immigrants. Although
no mention is mado of this in either of the
letters above referred to, vet it is ungues,
tionably true.
News reached this city on tho 2d lust.
that Major Leo had learned, that three in-
dians woro killed In the engagement of
tho 8ih ult.
Lata News f raist-UH) Anuy.
Wo hasten to lay before our readers
tho contents of letters latoly received in
tills city, from the Dalles, brought by Mr.
S. K. Barlow.
Tho thunders of war have commonced!
Let them bo continued until Amorican
properly, and Amorican Lire shall bo sc.
cvnc upon American toll,
Fobt Wascomm, Jan. S3, 1849
Joel Palme. Etna.
Sir, I hopo you will uso cvory oxortion
to forward provisions to this place, wo
have only enough to supply lho men until
tho boats shall return. I with to movo
forward, as wo aro doing no good by re
malning here, and cannot movo until wc
have a better supply or provisions.
I remain your Obcd't Sorv'l.
FoaT Wascomm, Jan. 35, 1848.
His Excellency Georob Abebnetihc,
Sir, On reaching tho Casoadcs, I ro-
ccived a letter per express, from Major
fc, informing mo of a skirmish which ho
had with a party of Cay us Indians at this
place, and that ho expected an attack un
on tho place dally j I immediately started
with a company oi nuy inon and reached
hero on tho tt.lrd. lho main body ar
rived this evening.
The mrn aro in Rood health and spirit.
tho horses aro much jaded, and ninny oi
tliem will not bo lit lor service until thoy
rest and recruit.
Tho hosiilo Indians aro in tho vicinity
and frequently seen. Our horse guard
were driven in this evening, after ex-
changing a sliot or two, by tho Indians,
I have learned that there is a party of
mo enemy living on uio mutes river, wlin
nau a I true mimlicrol horses and cattle,
many of w liich thoy have taken from this
place, andlrom lho Indians living near.
I xhnll leavo to-morrow with as inanv
men as can be mounted, for Chutes rivef.
and endeavor to obtain powmion of the
siock tncy nave, limy will probaldy
c'wo us battle, as I leant from the friendly
Indian that they tell them they wish to
see us there and win lij-hl u.
I wish that every exertion may lo madn
to forward provisions to this place I am
anxious to take the field and proceed to
tho enemy s country, as soon as wo re
turn from tho ttiedilion to Chutes river.
with the addition which will bo mado to
the army when Lt. Col. Waters arrives
I shall bo enabled to proceed.
It is highly necessary that a sufficient
number of men may bo sent to tho Cns
cade to protect that place and assist in
making the rtagp ol prov Ision, cvc.
1 remain Your Obcd'l. Serv't.
Col. 1st. Keg. O. It
Cvxr De Ciiutks, Jan. SO, 1849
Mr. Siieldom, Sir, Immediately on
tho receipt of this, you will send Ml men
w ith prm islon and ammunition. Mr. Jen
ning w ill send a irood supply of prm isious,
ns wo are out. The Indian will pilot the
men to lho upper cringing on the Do Uhute
river. Tho enemy aro encamped in a
kauion a short distance above.
Major Lee, with a party of 18 men had
a skirmish with the Indian vestcrday, ono
Indian Killtil and more wounded ; alao,
ono of our friendly Indians killed. If Lt.
Col. Waters has arrived, he will taka com
mand of the parly. Wo start this morn
ins for thu placa where the enemy are en-
camped, we shall not reach tho place in
time wr any auion to day, but are in
hopes of meeting ihcm to-morrow. For
ward tho provisions and ammunition as
soon as possible.
lours in haste,
(Signed) K. WILCOX,
DisrATCiiEDTnL'jiLiiiiii.MA. JcsscAp-
plcgate, Ew. witli fourteen nxr., started
about tho first inst., w ith ilcpa'.'lie to tho
United States authorities in California,
soliciting such assistance in our present
difficulties as may bo in the powerof those
authoritl to rrmr It U trJ
the Commodore in the Pacific squadron
has been inttrucled, by tho homo govern,
ment to reudcr to tho peoplo of Oregon
such aid as should bo required.
Unless unlooked for difficulties delay
Mr. Applegate, he will arrive in Califor
nia by the last of the present month.
His undertaking is an arduous one may
it bo attended with abundant success.
Commissioners to the Indians. On
the 3d inst. Hon. Robert Newel), and Gen.
Joel Polmor, with Pcrriu Whitman and
two other persons, left this city for lho
Dalles, where thoy will join Major Lee
and proceed into tho Interior, for the pur
poso of having a "talk" with the Nez
Perce chiefs, and preventing that umj
other neighboring tribes, from joining the
Cayuscs in their hostilities against lho citl.
zensof this valley.
Messrs. Newell and Lee, go to tho In.
dians in tho capacity of Commissioners.
Mr. Palmer goes in his capacity of Su.
' tierinteiidaiit of Indian affairs. Thoy
carry tho pipe of peace for lho acceptance
of all those Indians who nro not Implica.
' ted In lho murders nt Wniilalpu, or in the
robberies of tho immigrants.
Justice requires that tho forces now in
the field should tako effective measure to
provent further aggressions upon linmi
grant. Htcrn justice and duty demand
,he uitlaliinctit of all implicated In tho
ll(J gouLjioknlng inurilors; but mercy as-
plainly and loudly commands, that thu
wrongt of tho guilty should not bo vlsitod
upon tho innocent
Frnich Volunteers. The last of the
French company, under Captain Thomas
McKay, left this city on the 3d Intl. for
the field of action. The numbor of the
company passing through Ihi placo was
about 40 ; whiph number, as wo under
stand, was expected to be Increased to a
bout 00. Tho company left this place In
high spirits thoy will rcudcrbflicient
servico on tho baluo field. V-,
A flag emblematical of tho prescntslf
uatlon of tho country a lono star with
several stripes, mado by somo citizens for
tho company, was presented to tho compa
ny by their Captain, accompanied by tho
following short, but appropriate address :
"This It the JUig which you are expected lo
defend; ano you must UErr.Nn it too!"
Tho enthusiasm of tho men evinced a do.
termination to merit a conllnuanco of the
confidence reposed in them byjhoir coin,
lNDartNi'NT Military Cokmniks.
Wo aro glad to leant that some of lho peo
ple aro moving In tho formation of hide.
pendent military companies. Whorcvor
In tho Territory there nro twenty, thirty,
forty or llfty men, thoy should organize
thciuscUcs into n military company, for
homo protection.
Tho call is not now: "In peace pre
pare for war," hut In war prepare todo.
feud your own, and lho lit cs and honor of
your families.
Krkata. In the '.'(Ith line of thu letter
of Gov. Abcrncthy, tu l'eter Hkien Ogdru,
Kf., published in the luxt niimhcr of the
Spectator, tho word "horttti" npiienrliig
in a few of the Aril uiimhcV, should have
read nrir.
MrTlio following lelterof I'eter 8kc u
Of-dcn, Km., received too lain for puhlicu.
lion in the luNt number of tho Spectator,
wat written in answer toono ly Gov. Ah
cmethy, published in that number.
Tho act of rescuing so many defence
less men, women, and children from the
bloody ami cruel grasp of savages, merit ,
and wo believe receives the universal
thank and gratitude of the people of Ore
Such an act is tho legitimate offspring
of n noble, generous, and manly heart.
Fokt Vancouver, !!8lh. Jan. 181.
liKom.i: Annn.iKTiiv, Esijr. i
Gov. Oregon Territory.
Sir, I have to acknowledge lho re.
celpt of j our highly Haltering letter of Kith
lust, and the high value vou lay on my
services in rescuing so many fellow crea
tures from captivity, hut the meed of
praise is not due lo me ulone, I was the
mere acting agent ol lho Hudson's Hay
Company, lor without its powerful !uid anil
influence nothing could liato Iwen ellct ted,
and to them the praiso is due ami nt
miLinn to add, should unfortunately w hieh
God avert, our sort lee be again required
under similar circumstance, I trust you
will not find us wanting in going to their
I have tho honor 10 remain
ours most Itenpetlfullv,
Hugh Hum, Esq., ha kindly furnish
ed us w ith a copy of his journal of the
wetther, from tho 1st day of November,
1147, lo the a7thof January iHti.inclu.
sive, which we tako pleasure inlawing
before our readers, and for which Mr.
Hums will please accept our thanks.
Nov. 1st, cold and cloudy, at sunset rain.
yd, somo rain injtho jnornlna. the
3d, clear. " .. VjCO
4th, clear. ," L.
Oth, rain all day. ft
Oth, rain and mow all day.
7lh, clear.
6th, clear and cold, ico on tho wa
ter at the house.
Oth, clear and told.
10th, clear ami cold.
11th, clear and cold.
I'.'th, cloudy.
JIHli, cloudy.
1 1 tl, cloudy with rain from 12 o'
clock 'till nlghl.
15th, rain in thu forenoon, afternoon
10th, clear.
17lh, cloudy, sundown rain.
18th, sunrise rain, forenoon clear,
hail in afternoon.
J 9th, clear.
'.'Oth, rain all day.
21st, cold rain all day.
22d, rain all day.
'.'3d, rain all day.
21th, a light mut until 12 o'clock,
lho afternoon char.
251 h, clear.
26lh, clear.
27th, rain.
S8lh, clear.
20th, rain 'till 12 o.clocl., afternoon
nOtb, clear all day.
lit, clear.
2d, clear.
3d, clear.
4th, clear.
Oth, somo rain in the afternoon.
Oth, clear, somo hail in afternoon.
7lh, cloudy, not much rain.
8lh, rain, and in the afternoon snow.
Oth, rain all day.
10th, cloudy, no rain.
11th, clear all day.
12th, clear.
13th, clear.
14th, clear. ,'
10th, clear.
16th, some rain in the afternoon.
17th, clear.
18th, clear.
1 Oth, clear.
20th, clear.
21st, cloar.
22d, clear.
23d, clear.
34th, clear.
30th, cloudy, somo rain,
20th, cloudy all day, no rain.
37th, cloudy, no rain.
" 38lh, rain all day.
" 30th, rain all dsy.
" 30th, rain. In lho fornoon, afternoon
jf clear.
" f 81st, clear.
Jan. 1st, clear.
11 2d, snow in the forenoon, aftomoon
' 3d,'olear.
" 4th, clear.
Jim jui tin wammmmm
Jan. Mh, clear.
dih, clear.
" 7th, clear.
8th, clear.
0!h, cold rain nil day,
11 Klih, cloudy, some rain.
11 lltli, cloudy, somo rain,
11 12th, clear.
" lillh, rain.
" Ulh, rain.
" lAlh, cloudy, somo rain.
" inth, clear.
" 17ib, clear.
" 8th, clear.
" lllth, clear.
" '.Oth, clear.
'J 1st, clear.
" 22d, dear.
" 23d, clear. '
" atth, iloudy, rain at night.
" a.ltli, cloudy, no rain.
" aillh, cloudy, somo rain.
" a7lh, cloudy, some rain.
Wo understand that last winter was un
usually Hooro for an Oregon winter not
for lirntii7 Thu for its snow and frost.
Wo arn informed by a gentleman who
kept a journal of (he weather In the win
ter of 184.14) hat between tho first day
of November and the first day ol March,
there wero 20 rainy days, 40 clear day,
tho balance of tho d)s between those
time being cloudy, rainy, and clear.
We lone seen ico in Oregon of a thick,
lies not lo excei d J of an inch ; this was
In still water in small quantities, and
tho result of three days and nights of the
coldest weather wo have had this winter.
On lho 27th nil. a 'Frenchman by the
name of Joseph Slsnfield, was arrested on
a warrant Issued Iiy C. Wheeler, Eq.
upon n charge of aiding and abetting in tho
murder of Dr. Whitman and other A me.
ricuu at Waiilalpii. Tha examination
occupied lho most of tho two succccdiuj,
dnjs, mid resulted in binding over the ac
cused for trial, at the next tcrmoftheGlr.
cuit Court for Clackamas County.
The substance of tho testimony tending
liisusluin lho charge in thrcoiiiplaiut, was
a follow: Mr. Saunders, and Mrs.
I lav, lestifiid, that tho accused told them
that, he knew on the morning of the mur
der that thoy were about to be committed.
Mr. Kiinhlc. testified that, lho accused
told her that ho knew, sometime before
tho inurd-r wero committed that, I hey
would bo committed. Mr. Kimble, fur.
ther testified, that aim inquired of tbo sc
cuwd, why ha did not let it be known thai
lho Indian Intended to kill the Americans,
so as lo have enabled them to defend them,
selves, or mako their cscapo ; and thai he
replied, that, tho Americans we so few
tnat It would have been ot no use. "
The ackagcs of goods brought here by
the accused, wero examined in the pre
sence of the court, and several articles in
them were identified by the witnesses as
being their property and tho property of
thoso w ho had been murdered. Tho ac.
cused w as detected on the day of his arrest
in attempting lo bury a watch; whioh
watch was brought into court and idenli.
ficd u the proorty of Mr. Kimble. On
tho (telling uftcr tho examination, as we
lire inform) d, o" dollars In bill of the
hank of the Statn of New York, part of
"." dollar which lho accused had been
seen lo have, and being tho some kind of
money a 0.1 dollars left by him with Gov.
Alx-niclliy, a having belonged to Mr.
Hoffman In hi lifetime, was found secre
ted near tho pluco whero tha watch was
attempted lo bo'buried.
Ket th Orrjon HmcUIw.
Mil. Eiutou There is an item or two
set forth in tho last numbor oi the Specta
tor, which I think calculated to mislead
till- public.
Ill the second paragraph of tho lato Edi
tor's valedictory lho public aro led to be
lieve, that thcro has been a great change
in llm ownership of the press, since the
J'Mitor first entered on his dutios. It is
true that ono of the stockholders owns a
number of shares, about ono third of tho
wholo stock; bul, ho purchased those
shares and paid for them In oash before
tho Isto Editor camo Into Oregon Territo
ry not that ho wanted to own a largo
amount of tho stock, but because no one
else would purchaso and relievo tho press
from tho einbarassmenls, it was laboring
under at thai time. In that respect thcro.
foro lho Spectator haa not etated to be
owned and controlled by a number of our
fellow cilixent, sinco tho late editor com
menced his duties.
Anothor thing that will ahow the
chango spoken of has not been made to
lho extent the artlolo would lead one to
bcllovo, will bo found in lb laot, that
thoro has Keen no malarial change In th
Board t thoWame persons that war la the
Board when tho late Editor waa ohown,
aro in tho bbard now with two exception,
and ono of tliam, John H.Couoh.left this
for tho United HlStes, and therefore could
not bo re-elected.
As to tho muzzling of the pre. It I all
before the public, and they oan ce how
far any attempt was made lo muzzle the
II wouM ba wall for th public 1
oa nw minis. Mr. Thornton.
Inlthl plaee. The resolutions'
sod by lho legislature. The I
not wish tho Bpectator to be
hlcJo to lujure any person feelb
notlessarlly. A to the InstaualMaV H
contained In tho few late numbsi
paper, I no not feel called upon j
any reply to Ihrm but
nubliu that nu Individual In tha I
any intention (a far as 1 know taif I
bors composing tho Hoard) to dicta!
control tho Editor or to advooat aax
mi'(ir doctrintt or opiniont" beyopl what
it set forth In the preamble to thittl
tutlon of the Oregon Printing Asaoolnskm '
which requires that the paper tromt
science, lemwrance, morality asljeu
ral Intelligence." I liope howtW ',mT
- ulll 1 A..H .il.MI.I- Kit MB M'
pajierwiu iioiriiici uwv.v,,
psrlmcnts, and thus fulfil the
those who sent fur the press.
Fobt Vancouvbs, 31st. Deo. 1847.
Geosub Arrrnrtiiv, Esq, i ""itAt"
Oovaanoa. J f 9
Sir, A rumour having been l?fra.'
lation for some days past, that it Mgjf
ral Gilliam's intention to levy OaMMM;
lions on the Hudson Bay CowpMJ !(.
perty, for the purposv. or eompi s
eulpnientorilio troops ordered ou i
late proclamation for th Intend. I
I ions sirs Hist ine iiwis m in n wwo
feel it my duty to communloe' 'iaVy
frankly on the aubject; a It la iat tin.
porlant in the present crllloal atat of oat,
Indian relation that there should Id as, ff
tiro absence of distrust, ana we. fssi j
prrfoct unanimity should exist aaa
litnfvir' class. t.e
Knim niv nrrsonal knowledge of-1
Gilliam and his highly respeotaU tU)
meter, I should be the last person tv
liava him eanabl of oommhtlna i j
rage, which may prove so dlsastmatln i
immediate and remoter conscqsjeiakM, t
tho iesen and best interests or ll
irv at ilu, asina time, as th rrn
ilvn .if a inwerful British AtaoeJsansanaav
become my duty, lo take Inst
sure for tlm protection or their tajptty,
mil I rri'.-lvr. ihrouuli vou. adiaalaaSaaa
avowal of any such Intention, asjsv I
herein ttstcd. K tr,s
Difficulties or lhat nature werM
ly not conlcmpUted by us, when"
uatched a large part of our eflectH
Into tho Interior for the purpose of
inr. th unJortwsaa.
Orkoon Citv, 3rd. Jan. 1818.
Sir, I received your" favorof 31st. ult.
yesterday evening, and in answering 'it
would thank you for your frankness la
communicating with me on th subject.
Having had aonvarsatioa with Cut. Ojb
Ham on this snbject. I can uu, taiTae
has no intention of levyhtg eaitriatttion
on the Hudson Bar CoatpsayV anaarty,
for any purpose whatever. Ifowlfl pro
bably eras the Columbia river at the
mouth of th Sandy. I trtHtaatluaf will
occur that will la any way aaaa atstnut
among the whit, duriag lato artsis.
The report fraai abova kad lo lb con.
clusion.that Mesaw.Spaktog, Walker and
liellt, ha been cut off, and the women
and chll M tparod in the lint plao, baft
since been murdered, should these rumors
provo true, we know lhat peace eaaaot ba
restored between the Indiana and while,
without bloodshed. Capt. L lafonM
me that Mr. Ogden paid the Indians pow
ler and balls for making lb portage.
The Legislature passed an not durfo(UwlrH,
last tetsion, prohibiting the al of poVfleo
lead, caps, ico. lo Indian. I trust you
will see the necessity of complying with
this act, It will be puUiaaad In lb next
number of the Spectator, '
I trust the disavowal i.tbU latter will
provo satisfactory lo you, t"
1 have the honor to reraajn. air,
Oov. ofOrtmTarritory,
ToVamU Docou. Esq. 1 ' .
C. P. A. H. B. Co. )
FotT Vakcoot, 4th Jan. 1648,
Gxobob AuiniTrrr, Esq. i
Gov. Oregon Territory.
Sir, I have to acknowledge your let.
ter of yesterdays date and oopaktor ll pr.
factlyaatlsliotory. .' r
I plao littl ooafldeaea In tha haw it.
port from th dalles, and atortala mb.
HV'.feP8 tlMt 'by wlUprtvtaafcaad.
ed. Whenever wt raedra 'latlkeno
from the Interior, I will let ao Ura ta
communloalusg the m to yen.
Tbo Indian have bam always nald
with Ammunition aad Tobaoeo, by our
travailing nattlc, for paaalai btatt at Ike
PortMa ot this rlvar.
, Mdl
that Mr, Ogdta bad any rtaaaa to dart .
irvm in 9mmiHH BIBtttMOa Ut Otta
.nisBsjad tty.mTygm&i
any & umfljnKm
I traatjhla planBtto,i1tjJJJJ
at yaatiftlltat agiiBliauH I Wwfta)
a.'ia'Ui .
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