LOUIS, Saturday, April 11
A deputation of Pottwatomies [Potawatomi],
Kickapoo's and Chipaways [Chippewa], arrived here on
tuesday last with Gumo [Gomo?], the Illinois chief, on
their way to see Gov. Edwards, who had sent for
them. They wait here for his arrival at Cahokia to
open the conference.
These people came down the Mississippi with three U.
States flags flying in their foremost canoes, with the
white messengers who were sent for them. the
settlers on the river were notified of their approach by
Major Whiteside, who requested that they should be
suffered to pass, and a friendly attention be shown them
if they came on shore; yet with all these precautions, a
few dastardly fellows could be found to attack the
canoes. Regardless of the laws nations these heroes
fired 10 to 12 shots at a party, they knew, would not
return the salute. Are not these brave fellows
the same who turned their backs to the few Indians who
wheeled to the attack in the neighborhood of Shoal creek,
and who were affraid to meet the Indians single handed - -
"Whip all such cowards round the world."