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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Soldier
Nation: American
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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.

Tags: Between, Themselves, Wish

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.

Tags: Him, Pay, Place

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.

Tags: After, Doctor, Left

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.

Tags: Attention, Done, Errors

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.

Tags: Blood, Good, Population

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.

Tags: Great, Men, Power

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.

Tags: Minds, Resources, Season

They were conspiring to desert us in the night and steal some of our horses... we engaged a spy.

Tags: Desert, Night, Steal

Why cannot we correct the baneful passions, without weakening the good?

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A young man who is here speaks the Panis language, and in many other respects, is preferable.

Tags: Here, Language, Young

American agents... are the only persons authorized to hold councils of a political nature.

Tags: American, Nature, Political

At the lodge the chief gave me many particulars which were relative to the late visit of the Spaniards.

Tags: Chief, Gave, Late

Few Indians only had breech cloths, most being wrapped in buffalo robes, otherwise quite naked.

Tags: Few, Indians, Quite

He was a man, he always performed his promises.

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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.

Tags: Cannot, Four, Three

I differ materially from Capt. Lewis, in my account of the numbers, manners, and morals of the Sioux.

Tags: Manners, Morals, Numbers

I was informed... that some... were dreaming and wished to return.

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If we go to Chihuahua we must be considered as prisoners of war?

Tags: Considered, Prisoners, War

In my proper character, I am an officer of the United States Army.

Tags: Army, Character, United

May Heaven be propitious, and smile on the cause of my country.

Tags: Country, May, Smile

On no further occasion present a flag or medal to an Indian.

Tags: Flag, Indian, Present

Should I be the happy mortal destined to turn the scale of war, will you not rejoice, O my father?

Tags: Father, Happy, War

Smoke the pipe of peace, bury the tomahawk, and become one nation.

Tags: Become, Nation, Peace

Strict justice would demand total confiscation of your property, personal imprisonment and fines.

Tags: Justice, Personal, Property

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.

Tags: Compared, Savages, Society
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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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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.

Tags: Pride, Self, Young

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.

Tags: Place, Said, United

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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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.

Tags: Death, Men, Success

What shall I do then with Jesus, which is called Christ?

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Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people; and behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him.

Tags: Fault, Found, Him

I am innocent of the blood of this just person; see ye to it.

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Ye have a watch; go your way, make it as sure as ye can.

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Answerest thou nothing? Behold how many things they witness against thee.

Tags: Against, Thou, Witness

Art thou the King of the Jews?

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Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?

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What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?

Tags: Call, Him, Shall

Whether will the twain will ye that I release unto you?

Tags: Release, Unto, Whether

Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

Tags: Jews, King, Release
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