In the summer of 1842, John Horse and his fellow emigres sailed up the Arkansas River on the Steamboat Swan. By now, John Horse had amassed moderate wealth. When the boat ran aground below Fort Smith, for example, he loaned the presiding officer $1500 to clear the vessel. Over the next year, John Horse was able to live on his savings while establishing his family as homesteaders.
Foreman Five 226, Mulroy 37, Porter Black 112.
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