PHOENIX AND INDIANS' ADVOCATE
Wednesday February 11, 1829
Volume 1 No. 48
Page 2 Col. 2b
An intelligent gentleman, who has resided sometime in this Territory and in a situation where he had good opportunity for observing the character and feelings of the Indians which the Government is collecting on our western frontier, is decidedly of opinion that a General Superintendent of Indian Affairs should be appointed for this Territory. In a note to us, he ways-
"The immense access of Indian population to the Territory, and its eventual increase ought to excite the liveliest attention of Government to the devisement (sic) of such means as are calculated to secure their interests and promote the advancement of civilization among them. Of these, the first and most prominent is, I conceive, the appointment of some honest, trustworthy individual, empowered to exercise a general and immediate supervisal over the ordinary Agents. General CLARK who now exercises that power, is placed at too remote a distance and, from his multifarious duties on the Missouri and Upper Mississippi, is too much engaged to devote the necessary attention to the interests of this Territory."