C-J 6-24-1900 Indiana's Centennial John Gibson

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C-J 6-24-1900 Indiana's Centennial John Gibson - Gen. Harrison's Chief Assistant. The second...
Gen. Harrison's Chief Assistant. The second Governor of the Territory waa John Gibson, Gen. Harrison's chief assistant and secretary. Ha has been mentioned but briefly In any of tha histories histories of the West CbL Gibson, who was of Irish extraction, was born in Lancaster. Pa, in 1T40, and had a classical classical education, How many Hooaler schoolboys who bar often declaimed the speech of Logan, tha Indian chief, know that it waa written by John Gibson, Gibson, the Secretary of the Territory of Indiana and Governor. 1812-12. 1812-12. 1812-12. Tha celebrated speech of Logan, aa It appears appears In President Jefferson's "Notes of Virginia, page 81. haa not been forgotten, forgotten, while its interpreter, CoL Gibson Gibson haa to some extent passed out of memory. Mr. Jefferson got tha credit of writing it The speech of Chief Logan need ta be printed in every school reader, but no mention waa made of CoL Gibson in connection with it It reads in part: I appeal to any white man to say, tf he ever entered Logan's cabin hungry and he gave htm not meat; if he erer came cold and naked and heeolothed him not. Dur. Ing the course of the last long and bloody war Logan remained Idle in his cabin, aa advocate of peace. Such was my love for the whites that my countrymen pointed as they passed and said: 'Losaa is tha friend of the whke man,' etc. dosing dosing with; 'Who Is ther to mourn for Logan? Logan? Not one,' " e e e . Bow Logan's Speech Cam To Ba

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 24 Jun 1900, Sun,
  3. Page 24

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