The original manuscript of this journal is preserved by Mrs. Heloise H. Cruzat of New Orleans, a descendant of John Innerarity of Pensacola, the last surviving partner of Panton, Leslie & Co. and its successor John Forbes & Co. Mrs. Cruzat has long been at work on the mass of colonial documents of Louisiana in the Cabildo at New Orleans, especially in abstracting and translating an Index to the Records of the Superior Council; this work, which is a synopsis of the records, is appearing continuously in The Louisiana Historical Quarterly. With the same skill she has transcribed this journal, and though parts of it have grown more or less illegible, all but a few lines are reproduced. For this work and for permitting its publication the editors express their thanks.
Cruzat, Heloise H.
"John Forbes & Co. vs. the Chickasaw Nation A Journal of an Indian Talk, 1805,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 8
, Article 5.
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