Ca. 1829-30 draft of a speech before the PA legislature on the question of whether the United States was justified in "removing the Indians west of the MIssissippi." Anon.
Ca. 1829-30 draft of a speech before the PA legislature on the question of whether the United States was justified in "removing the Indians west of the MIssissippi."
Ca. 1829-30 draft of a speech before the PA legislature on the question of whether the United States was justified in "removing the Indians west of the MIssissippi."
Ca. 1829-30 draft of a speech before the PA legislature on the question of whether the United States was justified in "removing the Indians west of the MIssissippi."
Ca. 1829-30 draft of a speech before the PA legislature on the question of whether the United States was justified in "removing the Indians west of the MIssissippi."
Ca. 1829-30 draft of a speech before the PA legislature on the question of whether the United States was justified in "removing the Indians west of the MIssissippi."
Ca. 1829-30 draft of a speech before the PA legislature on the question of whether the United States was justified in "removing the Indians west of the MIssissippi."

Ca. 1829-30 draft of a speech before the PA legislature on the question of whether the United States was justified in "removing the Indians west of the MIssissippi."

2 sides of a single sheet, some wear, loss to bottom edge; unclear if there was more than this sheet -- probably. The author, probably a Congressman in the PA legislature, makes the case that removal of the Indians was justified and spends most of his efforts on some pretty convoluted reasoning, as opposed to those who "my concern themselves with Philosophy if they please; and talk very publicly about humanity -- injustice and the inherent rights of the Indians to the soil.." Talk of "rights of conquest" etc. The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830, authorizing the president to grant lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders. A few tribes went peacefully, but many resisted the relocation policy. Fair. Item #H17859

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