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3899. INDIANS, Amalgamation.—

The
ultimate point of rest and happiness for them
is to let our settlements and theirs meet and
blend together, to intermix, and become one
people. Incorporating themselves with us as
citizens of the United States, this is what the
natural progress of things will of course bring
on, and it will be better to promote than to
retard it.—
To Benjamin Hawkins. Washington ed. iv, 467. Ford ed., viii, 214.
(1803)