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3916. INDIANS, Driven westward.—[continued].

The Indians backward
[in civilization] will yield, and be thrown
further back. They will relapse into barbarism
and misery, lose numbers by war and want, and
we shall be obliged to drive them with the
beasts of the forest into the stony mountains.—
To John Adams. Washington ed. vi, 62. Ford ed., ix, 358.
(M. 1812)