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' m rMrt wuwt,
.itllitrs, nml Nprrrlifa
Referred Id, in Ihr Report of thi Siiprnti.
Irmliml of Inilmn iiffiilri nnd I'ommii-
ilonrrs, puhltihrd In our In 'I.
These speeches wero muili' In reply In
n letter sent to them linn, llm 1,'ovi mnr,
nnil to speeches mint" by the ('ouiiiinKinii
era nnil Htipcrlnlcmlaiit.
t'amnh-irlluo,U tlm olil vvnr Cuyme
Joirph in an olil iimn, mi I in tin: uli.
senc nf Ellis (who iv uli inaiiy nfht. r.
rinr ia in llin buffalo count) ) i the j.rin.
crij.nl Chief of llin Kit Pi rccs.
The balance (if I lie ireohs ro fiom
hlefs and, prlimll iiirii of tlio Ncs IVr.
cm Irilw of linllini
To Tiir. (Jurat ('iiii.ih nriiu. Ni
I'kikhi, ami mi n Timin.
ltuTl t.mt: I fnl( In Jim iiniv mi n
niilijrcl iifmt iiii'irliiiirc In you, nml
ntipiif Ureal iinMirtaiicc to Vini'iiunn, nml
1 k yoilto li.t.n tnuli.t ia(. In wy.
Mnny rnr. .., n f. Aineil. ..in urn-
In your country; ou r.c.m.l tin in jjlml
ly, nmllol.l tl.rn., ...i iiislml tin in to .1.)
itli you, ami inxruet jnu; they .lul ...at
your rpnuct; am....)' ll.e,., v m, l)r. Wlm.
in n i.wi) niHiiy AiniTii aim '
ii,.i i, ,,..., I it.r i,.
...jyi.r, tiijiintineir on wire.. Ill Hie II
..,.,.,,., ., I,.., .y ,, ,..,,,,,. n in
j.a,, "illi.i.it l-'ing iiti.lebtid, nfi. r a l,
m .nit nf our iu Ii'lilmrii u ulifitit i nil r
' r :' '; - ""
....,.....,, ,...--.. .,.,, , ., j .
gan In ileal m.e thin,,"., an I !,i it huimii. r
much was atolen wry much; e iii.1 .. t
wain in nen i m line tn hi, unl mn
wnrnnr were tml M-nt uti If vnu will
Kr eininire into hr tlitm-i, nti will (iml
that they area I i II ii ; we h.ue borne
a great deal, e Indtevid that ynu chief
did not know how much wu xtnlen from
the Anmricnn, but we think your Hiwcr
ought to be I'Xnrlcil tn prcVi lit kt n'l'.g nil.
logether ll.lt all thin wn iiu'hiug rom
jriHlwiilili.u In nil. te h-rii ilme.
On tli"'.'7lh oflal Nnveu.lier, the Cuyu"
Indian bathed their I1.11..I1 in th. bnl of
ihelr IhiI friend, and in tlm Moot ufuia.
uy nf our bnithcr. Dr. Whitman had
nt your request rem lined aiming you; he
l.aa eter aiucu lu't II trjlllg In dn )ou giul
bvbnriiing mi many uaeful ll.ii.);, nml
iil.e nl', wn know that he wa teaching
you to iinihmlanil the llible, the great
llmik that out Cn.itnrliiM giti u Id u, by
which wn may unilertaiiil llm wuy in
which ho wlhe nil hi i renturc tn live,
ihul wn may bo happy in thi wirhl, i.tnl
bo happy uftur d.alh, Dr. Whitinan 1 1.
bored with you n Imi tune; wlul he told
you wulrup, nml had .. Iitti n.d loliiui,
nml all your neigl.lri-1 listened to him,
Dr. Whitman and our hrothcra would not
hao been killed, hccauu ono of the gnat
I'oui.iiaiidiiieiitN nf our great Crtator in
"Thou aliult -not kill ;" another one i.
'Thou ah lit not nteal." I hear that you
ay Dr. Whitman wu piiming u; )'')
know better, Hitkui it hciiI by our Crea
tor, it I in tho world, nml ho Iim nai.l tlmt
all men iti.iat die, wu cannot escape ; did
ynu not aeo 'ho Ainerivmi din with the
naino disease 1 hive not u great miiiy nf
our people been buried thi rar I Hut if
it was believed by your lielghlmr that
Dr. Whitman polrmcd them, why kill nil
tho Americans 1 Hut I tell you Dr. Whit,
man did not poison any one, hn was git.
ing modiolno and ndvico in try lo nuo
you from dying ; how many lime Ima he
healed your sick, that would hnvo died,
had ho not given thorn medicine 1 Ilu
wa your bout friend, your great friend;
Im wai always apeuking of you nud try
ing to do you good ; hut he I dead, his
wife Is dead, our brethren am dead. How
did I hoy dlol hour did ho die 1 Tho men
that aaked him to stay among them, that
had partaken of his hnapltality, that have
been tho subject of his kliidnrtt, stole
upon him and murdered him! Our lirnrts
Mod whon wo hoard it. Wo cannot pan
this by. Wo hope you ayinpalhiso with
us, that your heart say wo will not pro.
" " teot auclt men.
y Drotheri, our warriors aro on tho war
v path, what shall bo done, that wo may all
gain bo friendu, and not enemies f 1
fa wlH loll you what wo want, listen to mo j
Vf we want the mctithat inunlereil our Broth.
A. it Dootor Whitman, and his ifo, nd tho
tf of our brolhew, T11ik,uoIi, Tarn.
Hklo, and all that wero cngtgad. '
ihcjM that forced our young women M
liMomo their wives; wo want all these to
be given up to us, that limy may bo pun
Ishtd according to our law uud further,
Unit n Ktltuli'ui of llm itun rty Mnli n nml i
ilnlroycil In- mailf, iltlnrliy riliinilnjllic
irnMily nr kIIii( nn ciiilvn(iit. Iflliix,
l" iI.piii., mir Imlclut w i Imrli'il, aii'l
III" In li.iniini.l Aim riumiB will ! firiiil
nml Innilirri. ,
Kvcr tril'ii tlmt iniiti'H nli llir nmr
iliTriH nml (iriitri'ii lliuii, tti'inmt link
mi nit our i in inn ; nn tin- irllmr liunH cv.
pry triliclliit ilniiimt uiilli' ultluiml in.
lu't tin in t sliitll lixik iifHin ni nnr
frit win, nnil (iroii'i t ilirm If ncrfary.
M) lirnllii'm, ciiiiniiliT IliN wrtl. Tim
Aiiicricniit nrn n grrnt MOilu; a frw,
i'ry few, limu enmn to tliU country.
Our (jrcat Clilaf liim nlwnya Ihi-h ((,, tlmt
Ilia Inillnni In llili count ry wrro all frlrnil.
ly J lie Iim lint m nt mi of lili r clilffi
In re. V limn nnw mm unnl to lilm,
tlmlniir Hiiii lmi- Ih'iii klllnl, hii wnr
clili'ff will iiiiiip, uii'l "Imiilil you prefer
Hnrto juici', lit me nil you, nml lUt'-n to
hIiiiI I imy, lliry w lit punMi ynu until
I yon i,ii, l,r Inllj hall.fii ,1 will. r, nml
,n (., , lmi. M(lC(.. C,UM, r t(i,
Hl, f yn.ir u.una imn nk fir or.
,) mine., tn'M.ii uh n frieml l, tl.nt you
,eeru. ll.e inur.lereri, or let llm Ainer.
., nll, ,(,,. )lf nlp 11, .(
lorfi u.,1. .1 !.. ,1.1- i,. ..-.
i, . , , . .
, .-,. ni. it (in ii -in iii Linr iii it'll
"' ' ninriierers urn hit iiiii'Hii! Will, es
your m..pli. l....ili g, M,.,l Hirollgl,
,,,ake, fur which I would In. v( ry sorry
,,, w , , ,.,, (.lf,rl),ai ,;,)
zz;'i::rzz:":Z'z, tj iscsa
fr ,. iiy ill. tlm American, thin need not
nlnini Mm ; Aim rami imcr liijuie ilu ir
fneiida. v know our great thief wish
e Iho Aiiieiuau uud Indian to Lc n
brothur, wc m i.sli In ! mi, will you let us
lm n brothers, or wi'l jou thrown nwny.
I could tulk n gre-it di nl, but I will say no
nunc nl tin tun".
The Ihne chiefs thai I haw Kent up to
miet jnu nml tulk In you, will tell you
what i tvat.lisl, wlmtcMT limy say to you,
jnu can ln-licw.
In tolinmny that this is my writing, I
nigh my name, this second day of pebrua.
(!oeriior of Orrgon 'I'erritory.
Kokt N,.i IV.Rrr, 4th March, IPif .
To Iht Coirmiiiionm, Messrs. Palmer
(i.Tl)tf : ' bun tn aeknowleilgp
your rati eiiiid f.inr of this date, which
w aa hnmli d me tin c . ning.
I mn happy to 1. nru tl.nt ymtr nieces
id i ill t M'm e. hn y fur rewnnlc I jour !
. n '..nurs nml that th rsiz 'irc(s arc
on your Mile. Pn uousV their l!ting
j on, llm most iufiueiitial Chief came to
mo to know your real InteiiVoin, uh! ' I
fully explained, nml nddreraNl thrnt nt
Itnglh. Tlmy left me well dinpSMil and
I mn gl.nl tn leuru they have nctcoNip to
tin ir promise.
I now forniir.l Iitti r to I'orl Hall ami
I'ort II i!e, nml h.ic In rcqueM in belt. ill'
of llmCompinv, ilia! ou bo kind ireim-h
logi t them forwarded by Mr. M. ek ; tlmy
lire of importance on their I ring dcli r-
ed, th pi ml loss or gain to the ('otupmix ,
nml hy so doing you w III rrufer ii favor on
(ii ntlemi n,
V.-ur Moat (Ih'l Hum. Scnmil,
P. S. Plea prea nt my beat rchprcta
tu General (Sillhnu mid Mujnr Leo,
$lecch of Camush jflloo.
'Sty people seem to huni two hearts.
I hne but mil'. My heart is as tho Nez
PerceH. I Irnio had nothing to do with
iho murders. Turn SuoMo enmo lo me
to gel my rAiienl to iho nutnler, beforo it
waa coi.il. lilted. I refused. I pointed in
my aick child, and told him my heart was
there, and not on murder. Ilu went back
nud told hi friends ho had olitained my
consent It was fslse. I did not pile my
consent lo tlm murder, neither will I pro.
leot or defend tho murderers."
Speech of Joseph.
Now I show my heart. When I loft
my homo I showed my heart. I took Iho
honk (a intiMtitt) In my hand and brought
it with me it is my light,
I heard the Americans woro coming to
kill mo still I held my book beforo tno
and canto on. I nm here. I have heard
tho words of yuur thief. I speak fur all
the Cay uses present, ami all my people.
1 do not wish my children cngngod in this
war, although my brother is wounded,
You speak of Iho murderers. I shall not
mcddlo with them. I bow my head.
This much I speak."
Speech ef Jacob.
'It is tholuwof this country, that tho
murderer shall tlio. This law I keep in
- ,"""r" - ..,... tn
" Westward Ihti fttur sl
im-rj . wtn i .jiui mu'iiiiiiiLuiiiM,1a81-Jm..J,,. . ,. .
Oregon City, (Oregon Terrify,) April 20, 1848,
Innrl, lieeiiuso I l llevc It U tin. law
rut tlni lira Inu Ilnpti1 In rt
nfti'iil tlic firt law. I ttartril to , urn
llm Aumricnmi, uinl wli' n on the way I
I h"ur.l the American worn couiinu to
kill nil the linlinut ntlll 1 came. I iutu
hi unl jour Miicth, ami am thankful.
When l left houm I Ijelioved Iho A.ncrl.
i nun werncimliijr, firlhn munlereri, onlv
I lliiiuk llm (inventor for hi good tulk."
.S'ifrci nf Jamts.
' I li.ivo heard your wnrdt and my
lienil u ulail. Whin I first heard of thin
u.urdi I, our whil
villi" lirnllmr SpaulJitu i
I In nnl II.. Cyme, l,... kill.
ii'l iiiv heart wim very m.
i d dim liti u
A fen ilnyH after, wlnm hn rnl.irned I mot
hiiu in on" aroic fru.n tlio duud. Wn
Mniku lui llmr. Ilu uld hu would co lo
Wllluinctlc. I told him lolellthu cliivfo
there, my heart. Wo have hieii liMeniiif;
fur wmio word from thiui. All he
chiefi nreof one l.enrl."
. : "'. .
"Ynu Mieak ofUoi.lur Wliltinau'a body.
When I lii unl of the Doctor' death, I
ii.i.e and mllid for tin- murderera. I
Wlhhed to knolv if it iviim tlin tvorl t,C tlm
iluila. I went loTawliatoo'a and found
it j not of nil, but of llm y.,unu men.
.,', I to! . 1 1 ',,' uf l1 ,
.ii .... .i... v.. . ii .... - i i .....
."""".'"-..'"'." u"-c.i itiyi
i. r. .. ... i .. in ii I
I loura. U ,. I,.n.. nil U...i. i.ixni,... in....i
. ...... , bw"L"' I
from the white thief."
(Thi ti.nn rcptatcd each ion Unco
"loll liear llmim Uiiels limy H.'uk
fur ull. I am n ono in tho nir. I iIj not
meddle with ihiao thing! tlm chief
jKnk we nn all of their mind."
Siieech of Hichnrd.
"I feel ihunkful for the kind words of
your chief. My people will take' no part
in this mailer. Our heart cling to that
which W goal. We do not lovo blood
Thi is the way our old chief (Cut Nose)
talkid. llislasl word were: My chil.
dren, I leao you love that which ia
good lw always on the side of right, and
you will prosper.' Ills children remem
ber his words. We told us, 'take no bad
advice.' Why should I take bad words
from your enemies, and throw your good
words awayT Your chief word -a r
good. I thank him for them. My chief
m Iho llurfslo Country will be glad lo
hear I talked thus to you. They would
bo sorry should I talk otherwise. This
much I tell vouof the hearts of mv peo
ple." Speech of Kenlucl,
"The chiefs have all a?jkcn : I have
list, ned, am! now I wiah to sjieak a little.
uiar i een intieii v tils llie Americans and
I'rrnch they know tny heart1. Cnn any
one ten a.. thing tail oi me f In war
with tho lllackfcct, I and my father fought
with tin American, and my father wn
killed then' he (pointing to'.Mr. Newell)
knows it. Sinco then I have loved the
whites. Last year I ws in California, at
Captain Sutler r, and helped Captain Pre.
inont not fur pay, but front agoodhtuHr
i raine imme ami i.ennl llm lector wan
ktlhd! Wo heard thai the whites were
told, we were with tho Cnvuaes wo hnvo
not micIi lien in. I and my peop'o nre
ln,ni ""' ,a"llf' I1-" "' our iminlry
i u o nail nr.ird tlicre, tn.it ynu were com.
mg to kill oil' tho hist In 'inn wcM ul the
ii oimt.iim. We lime ncier idicd tlm
Id.Khl of llm iiticrican. Wc arc pln.rlo
i In ar that you wnnt unim hut the murder.
Fur III Orton Sprftator.
Tln Intr cliuiigf In tlio Public
Mr.. Eiuior: Culled upon this morn
ing to bury a young man brought in from
the country forlnleruienl, I t as surprised
In find, that a change had been made In
Iho location of the Cemelery. During
iho pnsl winter, it became necessary ,tn
linic n place for interim nt, and home per.
son, citireiis of the place, and well qual.
ificd lo judge, after obtaining permission
of Iho owner, ina.lo n relection. It is on
n cry eligible spot of ground, about '.'0
minutes walk from tho top of Iho Illutf;
and when the child of Mr. Whitcomh
was buried lnt winter, entirely dry, 1ft
Inche below llm surface, It Im ery tie.
slrablo to lint o burying grounds, a little
out from tho densely populated parts of
cities, and yet siilficlently tienr, to bo ea.
ally acccKsible. It did seem, that this
ptero of ground was judiciously selected,
and eight pencils wero buried llioio.
It now seems another placn has been
chosen, morn than twico as far from tho
city, and tho former spot nbaudoned.
Tho question is, how has this chango boon
brought about 7 and it has become a pub.
Ho question in which the community at
largo has an Interest.
When a public cemetery Is chosen, and
u number of persons buried in It, it be.
,iiu, nun i hiii go in iii.iiiiuie atin llacv,"" ""vl """"ir,"u'"i '' "" - l"" -
lw. H H A 1 H 1 H 1 L : v H m A . sH L- B
rm.mrwr m ' l m . ' l
Bfafafafafafaa. jsW .jw swi . - V V Haai i m xsm f VJ SHaaa.s 4 k . X f aw
k ra sM i ri w ram. . tth stra h sM 'ftv
k B aH 4 B sH eB B H v aH B '
N-B. JLLA S JL jC m. .M. V B Wt
j come um ry tcriuui, nml, Minrolml Him.
I la . . . . -
cult uia'ltr to tlmiiL'e tlic I'-cntlon. It
innjrlm ilnuLttil w,i,er any tlitnj; iliort
of ii puMlu nifting. nr puMlu nctJco In
Bourn wny nml llm coiiwnt obtulncil of
iIiom- ho Imte Imrlrd t f jef - frIeiiJtliri,
woiil.l jiniify any nuili tlioin;p. Ilaie
uny proper imnmireit l(n ukcu to Mcurc
t!m ri;'1it oril.c k-n nti.) In tliU Inilant-c?
Winn c!tlri of tl.li plate, taut winter,
Hi.liirH liy llm ixlKei,tp of tlic rate.
cnllcl on llm proprii lor, of I lie first Miltcl.
,j ,,,, f ,, .nilM,)lt
' i ,',.,, " . .! . , , .
. . . . ..i... . o i iivunn win rn nicy ni.gni
ju.le lieM, ami in yvnl fullh a spot wan
cIios.ii, tvt npail, nnl actually employ.
-'li for,iutlio purpotgii.
Prom that time, I conceive it heenrne
puMk property, ami the public will ilc.
fclrc to know If t!,e-t s a nfuial to ratify
What ii to lm ilonc with llm ciuht or
more il ail Mica already hurieJ in 111
I mi'i imn, prouai.ty, w.ll tlio Iccntiou be
I..,..,. ... ... . . .
cli;lg"' "' ' An we
!.-. I a I
: wore walking to
with Mr. Holme,
' the grae, I converted
I "" "'" ,uli"Lt' ,w "aid ,, ,,aJ no ,'Vd
t'yrett iii it nt nil. except lo imc the In.
- ' ,. ... . . ". .
i nrn a r.i nini u inn alii. NiMiin a. a .
Doubtlesa all th(M; questions, (nnil
I hope mno of ilmm are out of place,)
cnn U answered to llm entire wuiifaclion
of tho. public, by toire one, acquainted
11 llll t lift llllB IllflSO
My ed.je cl I to call attention to the sc J
lection and permanent otcupmiey ol tome
appropriate ipot le. be uicd ns a rulllc ,
Cemelery; where we may bury our dead,
with n fuir prosjicct that private interest
will ueer dig ttieni up, nor sectarian
anathema disturb their repose.
Oregon City, March SSth, 1812.
Far th Ore jou Sjxclator.
M EntToa: In what a str4ngc and
unnatural position ialhis community p!a.
ced ? Several thousand miles from the
Capital and without tho parental care of
Iho jjuTcrnmcnt to. which we owe alle
giance, surrounded by numerous bands of
savages, whose jealousies increase with
our numbers, and whoso treacheries aro
proverbial in history, requiring the sagac
ity of tho ablest statesmen to counteract
their influence. With a provisional Gov.
eminent of our own construction, tho Im.
I'ccility of which is known to thesurround.
ing tribes of Indians! Without pecunia-
ry aid Iroin any oilier source than that of
private contribution, fiom citizens whoso I
vanty means hato been exhausted from
losses mid expenses incident to the long Ac
tedious journey hither, and the opening
of new farm, in this region! With noth
ing but hope (that useful Cricnd) to cheer
us, wc hate been co
lied in our own
defence, and at our individual expense to '
wage wir on severnl of tho surrounding I
tillies of Indiana ! What wonder then i
it, that our little; patriotic army should be
driven liack and compelled to return from
the field of tattle, nml the prosecution of
an olUniixo war upon the enemy, on ac
count of the absence of ammunition, and
a tulliclent number of men to carry cut
fuccesafullv tlm expedition and tint af.
ler living on beef and horse meat alone,
for weeks at a time! No wonder, Mr.
I'Milnr, that a sullen dhcoutent i seen
and expressed by this community, on ac
count of llm negligeneo of our Govern
ment, in giving us that protection which
our critical position requires, and which
must give or detract from tho character of
those who conduct our Republican insti
tutions. am a Iloman Cltlten .'" giret
no patport, and has no meaning in Oregon.
Wn nro attached lo our Republican form
of Government and all of its liberal In.
dilutions, but must always deprecate that
narrow minded policy which would leave
Its citizens for years a prey lo Iho attacks
of savages, without it protecting care.
Wo are not Intra lers here. Wo cams
hero under Iho patronizing caro of our
Government, and tho strong solicitations
of our ablest Matcniieu, lo nflcct a Na
tional object; and as an earnest of that
desire, troops wero sent a short distance on
the road to protect us, and Congress has
been apparently for wv era) year enga
ged in tho paasagn of a law to mako
grants of laud to those who would Imml.
grato hithor. And tho Prcsidont lo leave
po doubts upon tho subjcot and to express
his anxiety more fully, has not only reo-
ommonded tho itnmcdialo protecting caro
of our Government, but has said, that to
r ik iti mt.H
I qucnlon tlntt UUrnl itunti of lane tvoui.il
ultlinalcly Lc made to the hardy plunccn
of Oregon, would tie to qucntlon tlio Inlrg.
rily of our N'ntknil Ilrprentatlvcf.
Under thenccircumUMiicc, and with Iho
Ulltf that perdy protection would aoon
follow, tho m ttlemcnts in thin valloy com
menced. Ncimenf ua driamrd of being
unprotected tthla period. Nor did any
one ai inayimic, qutttion Iho willingncH
or al-ility or our (ovemnienl.to render
audi protection ; nor could any ono rea
aonably auppoe, that dioperacd aa wo rtro
over the country, Uion land tho ponnetao.
ry .-ightof wLich belong to the aaagca
amongst whom wo live, (tliorcby making
uatcnanu W will to them,) that wc could
long remain, w llhout the collision which
has unfortunately taken place. Under
llicw; ilrcuuutancci who can cinsure ua
for entering our complaint! loud enough,
at lea!, to bo heard hy those w ho hold the
aovcreignaw of our republican inrtrtutiona
i n i
, While tho joint occupaliou treaty txUtid.
u aa uquiclu to oil complaint on our
part; but what shall wo say now In our
lw)n,y condition, .inc. that obvutlo ha.
fur n.Utnnr. I. :nr...,.n,- .......
i. .""' "-n i -..
inanu u,an ociore i
1 t . I
I shall say, and 1
know ths I anenk dm scullmcnts of cvc.
ry rational ihinkimr man in ll.I communi.
J iy, and believe i' to be that of tho Prcsi.
dint and his Cabinet, that tee hare henl"'
I . I 1 . ft . f. -.. S I
Miiamriuiiu nrttirtipu ui'inntp ti unio n rn.
ial duly it u as to pro iJe for, and render
us their protcttion. Events may occur in
less than tweho niontln, if they have not
already occurred, which will carry a
thrilling conviction of these facts, to the
bosom of all tl.oso opposed to ilic immedi
ate extension of the w ing of tho Eagle
( More on this subject.) M.
Si : Tho following was written for
the express, but in the hurry and bustis of
business was omitted to bo forwarded.
To call the men (l.ri6) who fought in the
Tucannon and Tuchie riven ifave were
but common praise. Oficers and pri
vates fought with uneqMiTbrvry, end
Captains Hall, Owens, and Thompson,
behaved with all that deliberate judg-
ment and determined bravery, that was
requisite to so hard fought, and long con.
tertrd a battle.
The incomparablo services of Sergeant
Major flirch, Quartermaster Goodhue,
Judge Advocate Rhincanson,Quartcrmas-
'' Sergeant Cook, and Paymaster Ma
gone, cannot bo passed unnoticed, and de
serve their country's praise.
Captains English and McKay wero not
in tho engagement. The latter being
sick, the former returning from the Tuch-
! io with the wngo.u and stock.
II. J. G. MAXON,
Commander at Port Wascopam.
A. L. LovFjor, Adj'i Gcn'l:
Fvt the Orrfou SprcUlor.
Lix.n Co. Obeco.- April l, In 19.
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iu i i uiniiuni iu n tt-rr nusiy nonce,
on receiving the Governor's Proclama.
lion, nmrcilng of the clixc.is In Iho .
ciuity of tho Methodist Church, on tho
Samiani, was enlivened fur the purpose
of considering ouraituatltn In relation tu
the Indians, mid ascertaining what could
bo dono tu raise men and tomans for tho
Mippcrt of tho troops now In the tiUI.
Tho meeting was organized by oiling
Capt. II. J. Peterson lo tho chair, and
electing Mr. II. Jole, Secretary.
On motion a committee of three were
appointed to draft a prcamblo nud resolu.
lions; Mr. Ctnypoole, G. Cornelius, and
W. C. Gallaher composed tho commit
tee, and hnvlng retired for a short ttmo re-
ported tho following prcamblo and resolu
tions. Whereas our situation in relation to tho
Indians Is a critical one, and requires that
all our energies should be put In rcquisi.
tlon in order to secure our own safely.
Therefore, Retched, nt That we con.
sldcr it necessary that every thing should
bo done to furnish men and means, for the
support of our troop in thoCayuso nation
of Indians, that can be done consistent
with our home safety.
Retired, Sd, That those men who
havo risked their lives and property for
tho good of tho country, desorvo tlio last
ing gratitudo of this community.
Resolved, 3d, That all prudent or ne
cessary measure shall bo taken lo pro
led tho claim of thoso who are, or may
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rvewt is MMB'
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be In th Mnrlocof their estMlrji
Kesoleed, That a comsoktee. of tkrac
bo appointed to Inform the Mewl. Tljf;
lor of tho proceeding of tMa" irmllif,,
and request them to leare tkw olel f
Wm. Hawk, ami Wm. M. Smith. ;
This committee was then aiB0i1l,o
tnd ordered lo report their pioceeainfe'Ur
Capt. Peterson's Company of fUngeim,ei.
Saturday the lBth inat.
On motion, l
JleioTred, That the proceedings of this'
meeting bo signed by the President atd
Secittary, and sent to the Orrgon Specta
tor for publication.
The metting then adjourned.
II. Jost, Secretary.
A call was mode for voluntser s
property, (or money) for the aid of the
t roc. pa In tho field. 81s young men turn,
cd out and declared themselves ready If
they could obtain the necessary equipage.
A call was then made for money and
properly, and a considerable amount waa
The volunteers agreed to rendezvous at
tho Church, on Saturday the 16th Inst, la
start for Portland, and notice wm given
! " the money and property promised,
I wou'd b expected on the ground on that
Yours in haste,
W. C. GALLAHEIt.
For th Otvgw BescUtsr.
Mr. Etirro: Your late extra contain
ing tho Governor's Proclamation, and let.
Icrs from the seat of war, ha placed be
fore the people of Oregon, some very exc
elling Information. That his Excellency
has taken the proper course meaning upon
the patriotism of the country in thU great
emergency, I think there can be no avsee
tlon. Tho American blood and spirit artv
not yet extinct. There are still eetrietio
and brave hearts la Oregon. Oar MafV.
ous and bravo Colonel ha Mien. Peace
to his aahes, and honored be Me naevnenr.
The gravs that contain bis remalna will
loner be remembered.
The question recurs, what iwserhe
JonetMuet wejrleM tjfi all we w
Th emit must it met. Danger imaat be
and can be overcome. There are yet
means enough, and spirit enotwhin Ore-
con to prosecute the war lo a-loriotst
There are but two plans to be takes.
The first lo retain only men enoagh im she
field, to garrison Iho posts: and the i
to prosccuto'ihe war offensively, ttatJ! we
conquer an honorable peace.' Had the
tint plan been pursued by tne govern
ment, it would have unqueeUcaably re
suited In a total abandonment of' all our
conquests; thus encouraging our eM
and bringing tnem in scattered, hvt
ing iionts into our aetustnaate' to jnaraer
our families, burn our hahtUtiew,' Mtv
late our fields, and lay waata esV eeentry.
i conicsa nir. tauter, tnattaere tete wry
icetinga, something abhorrent tn tne Me
of retreating before any. fee, mora espe
cially a band of Indians. It la Ineeasnall
bio with tlio grcatnees or the ABMriesai
is to the patriotism of the
country, and exceedingly unwise and. tat.
politic. Wo arc in an Indian war and
wo must sustain ourselves: and waaisnr
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ami courago an 1110 surest asm Mies
means with width to conquer
aud ccuro a '"""S and permatseat
Tho causes of this war He deeper, and
have a more permanent and enduring
foundation than many person imagine.
Theso causes are more or lea common
to all tho tribes; but nor immtiitkh
exciting to some than lo others. It requires
nothing but a little fickleness and cowar&V
ieo on our part to unite most of tho tribe '
against us. Their rtlailn relation to
each other, and their aggregals relation la
u, naturally tend lo this result. They
havo been at peace among themselves) ibr
years. They are strongly ecMceUt by
iho lies of blood and marriage and ''qi.
funnily of color, habits, manner, and
customs; and ihcro thing go a great' way
with savage, the worldover. They an
all well informed of the past Utter and
unmitigated contests between th !aMa
and whiio races they know that w hare
Increased and they have deernisjt a)
they watch with jealous am) taartvaJag
suspicion the rapid and UBMraJMifst:?
ereaso of our number, and th ' wthMttai)
of our settlement. The) iMaMr
now to theso Indians, id Ihr.M Mr!
observation is cooorncd.'Th3r' haf
never been accustomed te mm),
They have beheld, to them, th rttftTtsisI
unprecedented spectacle, of as
white population in the (hert
four year, almost equal (eilM
utatlon. or Ibe whots)
have eeen u take
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