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The Slaughter, Continued--Four More Men killed, and Quite Surely by Indians Fed and Protected at Camp Grant.

SAN PEDRO, April 13th, 1871.--The Indians attacked the lower part of this settlement to-day, and killed Mr. Alex. McKinsey, took off a yoke of oxen, one horse and did considerable other damage about the place. The Indians who attacked McKinsey, were four in number. A small party mounted and followed the trail. When about four miles from this place, the Apaches were reinforced to about one hundred strong, attacked the pursuing party, killed H.C. Long, Egeard Unter, and Oury Chapin--latter of the Cienega Station; they also killed one horse and captured two more, took three pistols and three guns. The guns belonged to the Territory.

The people are moving together and preparing for another attack. The Indians are still in strong force in the lower part of the valley. The dead are still out, as our force is not strong enough to bring them in. I have just sent an express to the San Pedro Crossing for help to bring in the dead, and escort the families of the Crossing.

The settlement will be abandoned. Thus ends the second unsuccessful attempt by Americans to settle the San Pedro.

I will send you more particulars by the mail. I send this express in to notify Lord and Williams, and E.N. Fish and Co., as they have a large amount of property unprotected.

I just learn that Nicolas Lopes was wounded in the back-part of the head.


[The Citizen, April 15th, 1871, p.2]

Encouragement of Murder.

As we declared at the time, the Camp Grant truce was a cruel farce, and John Montgomery tells of its sad results.

There is not a reasonable doubt but Camp-Grant-fed-Indians made the raid on San Xavier last Monday, and because they were followed, punished and deprived of their plunder, they went to Grant, rested on Wednesday, and in stronger force on Thursday attacked the San Pedro settlements as detailed elsewhere.

Judged by results, it would have afforded as much protection, if Camp Grant during the past twelve months had been located on an obscure East India Island.

Infantry Camp has led to nothing but the employment of a large force in making roads, in performing Post and escort duties, the killing of a number of men and destruction and capture of much private and public property; and probably has driven some of the Indians from places where they rarely did harm, down into the settlements where the loss of life and property has since been shocking, and one thrifty community broken up, and the accumulations of years of hard labor abandoned to the savages. We shall be glad to chronicle better fruits of these Posts.

[The Citizen, April 15th, 1871, p.2]