Treaties with the Indian nations.
--The Fort Smith Times
publishes the following letter from Mr. J. W. Washburne
to the editor, dated Park Hill, Cherokee Nation
, October 5
has consummated with the Osages, Quapaws, Senecas and Shawnees, treaties of alliance and friendship with the Confederate States
On Monday next the Cherokees will also sign a similar treaty — peace and harmony now prevail.
The war may unite the two parties who have been so long dissevered.
It is to be devoutly hoped that such a result may be gained; and though a doubter, I am one of the hopeful.
At all events Gen. Pike
has concluded a treaty of the most liberal character ever acknowledged by them, as is the case with all other treaties he has made.
It is a blessing to them that he came among them.
are now a solid phalanx for the South
end his suits will leave for Fort Smith