With the Indian tribes it is our duty to cultivate friendly relations and to act with kindness and liberality in all our transactions. --In the same way, said Stephen, your flesh responded to the stimulus of a naked statue, but it was, I say, simply a reflex action of the nerves. The whole system is elective, the complete sovereignty being in the people, and every officer in every department deriving his authority from and being responsible to them for his conduct. " "You opened the letter?" "I opened it.