"Ferry on the Horn and Loupe Fork," Frontier Guardian and Iowa Sentinel, 6 May 1852, 2.
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The public are herby notified that an interview has been had between myself and the half breed Indians who did own the Ferries on the above streams. They having the natural right, and also the legal right secured to them by the Superintendent of Indian affairs, have great influence with the Indians; and although they have sold their Ferries to Mesers. Middleton and McLaughlin, their influence still is with these Ferries. It was agreed and understood between me and the half breeds, that the Mormons should cross at those Ferries, if they went the north side of the Platte, which they most likely would do.
Under these circumstances, no friend to the white man will consent to put in opposition boats. Though it may be claimed that it is out of friendship to the Mormons; yet the real truth is, it is to get the Mormon's money at the expense of making disaffection and excitement among the Indians by which the lives and property of the Mormons and every body else, is thrown into jeopardy. If such men will sell grog, for Heaven's sake do not let them lay a plan to cut our throats From such an enterprise I wash my hands, and shake my garments.