Indians who had committed depredations on the Upper Red River, and I was one of that party.
I was stationed opposite Dubuque, charged to keep watch on the semi-hostile Indians west of the river, and to prevent white men from crossing into the In have received your very gratifying letter of the 27th instant, and also numbers four and twelve of the early history of Dubuque.
I have read the letter of —, contained in number four, with equal surprise and regret.
I did not expect him to know tiar features of the Indian treaty of 1804. . . . It is not true that those who claimed to own the mines as successors of Dubuque were a party to the removal of trespassers; the reverse is the fact, as I well remember, because of a threat which was mu private.
The reason was that I did not wish to engage in newspaper controversy, and if I wrote anything in regard to Dubuque and the Indian troubles of that period, I preferred that it should be fuller and in a different style from that of frien