English River Post

Diary Excerpt

We gave the Indians a good time in the way of the feast, and In addition the women and children had a supply of candies given them such as in their wildest dreams never crossed their mental vision.

The Indians at English River post are really a branch of the band residing at Albany, and It was not therefore considered necessary to have them sign the treaty.

Its terms were. however. fully explained to them, and they expressed their willingness to come under its provisions. and they were informed that by accepting the gratuity they would be held to have entered treaty. a statement which they fully realized. The following day on Sunday. we decided to make the payments at once which was done much to the gratification of the Inds who were evidently In much need of the supplies which the money given them enabled them to purchase.