Making Treaties

The Memoirs of Rufus Putnam and certain official papers and correspondence Excerpts from Rufus Putnam, The Memoirs of Rufus Putnam and certain official papers and correspondence (New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1903). University of California Libraries, Archive.org. Document Text Summary A Queen of the Weaughtenows rose, and shaking hands with General Putnam, apologized for her Sons’ not being here; saying: A Queen of the Weaughtenows stood up and shook hands with General Putnam. She apologized that her sons were not there and said: They are wicked when they are drunk—They have done a great deal of Mischief—Yet she should say something for them. Their Older Brothers (meaning the Miamis & Indians) spurr’d them to do mischief—They were not therefore altogether to blame. They behave badly when they are drunk. They have caused a

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