militia, properly enrolled, and out on service in the field.
“The terms of his commission are, to treat all bands of Indians found within the State
The Indian Agent finds a flaw in this defence.
“Tell me, governor,” he answers, “the date of this commission.
Is it not the fact that Captain Rickers
' commission is dated ten days after the massacre near Medicine Lodge
Who cares for dates and signatures when they are dealing with such savages as Grey Eagle
and Julia Germain
are safe within the lines of Fort Leavenworth
; but their elder sisters, Lucy and Ada
, are still in their savage captor's hands.