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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1 4 0 Browse Search
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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 26: Cherokee feuds. (search)
d three other Indians of their party, rode to the place, pretending they were sent for to assist in keeping order; and as the radicals arrived they took possession of their arms and whisky-flasks. Some yielded readily; but two of Adair's party, Tom Cox and Jack Doubletooth, refused to give up .270 either flasks or pistols. On Consena threatening them with force they fired into his party, and a fight began. One of the deputy's friends was killed. The deputy was scratched, but managed to reto retreat. Tom Cox and Jack Doubletooth were both disabled by their wounds, and nearly twenty of the Cherokees were badly hurt. The Pins turned out, swearing they would raze Vinita to the ground, converting their poor copy of a White hamlet into a real Indian camp. They have not done so yet. The feud is likely to go on, until the causes which produce it shall have ceased to act. Ross will not readily give up his power; nor will his chiefs give up their common property in the tribal lands.
Nelly. I will send them as soon as possible.--The black one is for you and the green one for Nelly. Your dress pattern is worth thirty dollars; and also a fine scarf, red; you may do as you please with it. I do not know what the latter is for. Tom Cox, the man that took the coffee, stole the silks and gave them to me.--He run out of money going home and sold the coffee. I have got a shot gun for Walter; a nice carbine that will shoot a thousand yards for your father. If I get a chance I will send them home. Officers are resigning every week. I will send your dresses next week by Capt. Cox; he will express them from Olney. I am not caring whether I get home or not; I could only stay there a few weeks if I were to go, and it will not cost any more for you to come to see me than for me to go and see you. Get your clothing made and when you are ready to come let me know, I want you to travel some, and this will be a nice trip. Whenever you see Col. Winders mounted brigade mention