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I cannot consent to be led three or four hundred leagues out of my route, without its being by force of arms.
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Smoke the pipe of peace, bury the tomahawk, and become one nation.

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If success attends my steps, honor and glory await my name-if defeat, still shall it be said we died like brave men, and conferred honor, even in death, on the American Name.

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With the dreary season in which we travelled part of the route; with our minds much more actively employed in forming resources for our preservation from famine.

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In my proper character, I am an officer of the United States Army.

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There had so lately been a large force of Spanish cavalry at the village, which had made a great impression on the minds of the young men, as to their power, consequence, which my appearance with 20 infantry was by no means calculated to remove.

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Give immediate instruction to all your posts in said territory, under your direction, at no time and on no pretence to hoist, or suffer be hoisted, the English flag.

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The Spanish troops returned and we could yet discover the grass beaten down in the direction which they went.

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They were conspiring to desert us in the night and steal some of our horses ... we engaged a spy.

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I was informed ... that some ... were dreaming and wished to return.

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American agents ... are the only persons authorized to hold councils of a political nature.

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The toute ensemble was such as to make polished society blush, when compared with these savages.

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You have already disarmed my men without my knowledge, are their arms to be returned or not?

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