James was a Scotsman living in the Choctaw nation in Noxubee County, Mississippi. In the letter he complains that Creek warriors have recently stolen horses from settlers: "I want you to put a stop to it as we want to keep in friendship." He...
From Claiborne's preface to the work: "As originally written, the narrative was almost literally in his [Dale's] own words. In the present memoir I have preserved his language in many parts, and faithfully expressed his opinions." The first passage...
This passage includes an excerpt from the editor's introduction, which discusses the cession of Choctaw lands east of the Tombigbee River to the United States in October 1816. It also mentions the settlement of French exiles at Demopolis in 1817.
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