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[[strikethrough]] It is said of the early of the [[?]] [[?]] French Traders a,omg the Indians of the [[?]] Regions that are [[/strikethrough]] It is said of the early French traders among the Indians of the North that their uninterrupted familiarity with the natives almost transformed them into into as wild & barbarous. a condition as that of the tribes with whom they [[?]]ciated. "It requires less time" say Sir Alexander MacKenzie, for a civilized people to deviate into the manners & customs of savage life, than for savages to rise into a state of civilization. Such was the event with [[insertion]] [[?]] who [[/insertion]] thus accompanied the
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