And I will aduertise you furthermore of one thing, which till this time I haue kept close, whiche is: that for as mutch as we two togethers cannot without great difficultie accomplishe our businesse, it hath seemed good vnto me to know of you, if you would that a third persone shalbe called hereunto, who is so much at my commaundement as I dare comit my trust vnto him.
As to the Translation it self, as I hope none but envious Criticks will be offended thereat, so I shall endeavour, though briefly, yet fully, to satisfie every impartial and unprejudiced Reader, both as to the Circumstance, and principal Reason inducing me hereunto, which is as follows.
In testimony whereof, the said Lewis Cass, James B. Ray, and John Tipton, commissioners as aforesaid, and the chiefs and warriors of the said Potawatamie tribe have hereunto set their hands, at the Wabash, on the sixteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, and of the independence of the United States the fifty-first.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
This office will therefore carefully and diligently discharge his duties of the office which appointed by doing and performing all manner of things hereunto. signed ....