Concerning John's Indian Affairs by Robert Henry ElliotConcerning John's Indian Affairs by Robert Henry Elliot

Concerning John's Indian Affairs

byRobert Henry Elliot

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872. Excerpt: ... CONCERNING JOHN'S INDIAN AFFAIRS. L My Dear John,--The other day, as I have no doubt you have not in the least forgotten, I had a long talk with you on the state of your Indian affairs, and as I did not quite convince you that your Indian estates are really in such a very unsound condition, I think it just as well to remind you of the main points of our conversation, to the end that you may comprehend matters with exceeding clearness, and thereby be aroused to a full sense of your danger. If you will only reflect for one moment, my dear John, you will remember that I opened the conversation by remarking on your extreme generosity in implicitly believing the statements of your Indian agents as regards the prosperity and general material prospects of your Indian property. Here, I may remind you, you became indignant, and my soul entirely sank within me when you said, with B considerable emphasis of. tone and manner: "My good man, I dare say you mean honestly, but I have always been suspicious of those who mistrust others; and if I can trust my agents for my affairs at home, why shouldn't I trust those who manage my Indian estates? Do you suppose that Duff, and the other man, who tells him what to say, would think of imposing on me? Why, it was only the other day that Duff told me that, though there would be a little difficulty in making both ends meet, fortune had conspicuously favoured the agency of late, and that instead of the people dying as they used to by the million, and so preventing me from getting in as much revenue as usual, and selling as many cotton prints as I otherwise might have done, things had been going on so well that nothing in the way of famine had occurred for the last two years. Then, there is a certain intoxicating drug that Duff to...
Title:Concerning John's Indian AffairsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217918549

ISBN - 13:9780217918541