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3925. INDIANS, Lands of.—

It may be
regarded as certain, that not a foot of land will
ever be taken from the Indians, without their
own consent. The sacredness of their rights is
felt by all thinking persons in America as much
as in Europe.—
To M. de Meunier. Washington ed. ix, 260. Ford ed., iv, 166.
(P. 1786)