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Letter is written from Tallahassee; mentions his job as state magistrate in Florida and the Indian white problems. Includes, "When you see the famous "Indian Bill"...you will find it objectionable. Not only unconstitutional, but weak in its conceptions and dangerous in its provisions. And if I had attempted to enforce it, would have saddled a debt upon this State which your grand children would not have seen the end of....Now supposed in obedience to this Act...I had sent down into the Indian Nation two thousand volunteers, to fight mosquitos, Alligators and swamp fevers, at a cost to the State of $100.000 per month. Half of them would have died without seeing an Indian. One thing is certain, that so long as I remain in office, the provisions of the act will not be executed".
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|Title||ALS Thomas Brown|
|Size||9 3/4'' x 8''|