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Ottawa Indians to President John Quincy Adams

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To the President of the U. States
Sir,

Two of us whose names occur below accompanied Mr. McCoy on the late exploring expedition west of Mississippi. Being well pleased with the country we saw, and desirous to find a home therein, similar anxiety to remove thither, has been created in many others.

We have been informed that Mr. McCoy and Mr. Lykins with other of their missionary associates, propose settling in the country west of the state of Missouri, together with many of the late pupils of their schools, some of whom belong to our tribe. We therefore pray our Great Father the president, to grant us permission to accompany those above mentioned to their contemplated residence. We ask leave to go thither with a view of making that our residence, and we shall be thankful for whatever assistance in our removal and on our arrival in the new country the kindness of our Great Father will afford.

We further ask for similar indulgence for such others of our tribe as shall choose to accompany us, and to avail themselves of such favors.





We are with Respect
Grand River




Yours
Feb. 17, 1829




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Gosa


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Ottawa




Wa/Gair/ga/na

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Shkaw/boos

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Shing.UR-Rik

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Sob/e/guam

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Pe-wosh

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Kosh/quow/ekeh
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