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Adams Sentinel
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
February 13, 1837

Black Hawk
A correspondent of the Flemingsburg Ky. Whig of the 20th January, makes the following statement relative to the reported death of the famous Indian Chief Black Hawk. "I have seen it stated in the Maysville Eagle and other papers, that the celebrated Indian warrior, Black Hawk, was lately drowned in crossing the Iowa river, while returning from the treaty, at Rock Island. This is a mistake. The writer of this saw Black Hawk after he returned from the Treaty. He was in Burlington on the Mississippi river, and had crossed the Iowa some days before on his return home. The report of the death of this distinguished individual has probably arisen from a circumstance which occurred while he was encamped, with his party, in the neighborhood of Burlington. They had come down the Mississippi river, from the treaty ground, in their canoes, and spent some days in the town; they held there a general feast of rejoicing -- which continued as long as their liquor lasted, and in crossing one of the sloughs near town, Black Hawk, who was in a state of intoxication, fell in and lost his hat. This was found some days after the Indians had departed; and as no other Indian wears a hat, it gave rise to a report that Black Hawk was drowned, and such was believed to be the case, until the facts were ascertained, which proved to be as I have related." Black Hawk resides near Camp des Moines, in Ouisconsin Territory, on the Mississippi river, and at the head of the Des Moines Rapids, except when he is absent at his village on the head waters of the Des Moines river.

[transcribed by S.F., March 2005]


unknown paper
DuBuque, Wisconsin Territory
July 22, 1837

Iowa News
MARRIED- At the residence of Gen. G. W. Jones, Sinsinaway Mound, W. T., on Thursday, the 20th inst. by the Rev. S. Mazzuchelli, Mr. Benjamin H. Campbell of the firm of Campbell, Morehouse & Co., Galena, to Miss Eliza Harriett Scott, daughter of Judge Scott of Arkansas.

[transcribed by Ken Wright, February 2013; transcriber's notes: Jones County, Iowa was named for Gen. Jones and Rev. Mazzuchelli was recently nominated for sainthood]

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