No, it's not what you think. This has nothing to do with the 2012 Elections. When I came upon this, "All the white people are exasperated", did bring to mind recent events.
I found these manuscripts at Virginia Memory Governor's Letters . I've been transcribing them. They are difficult to read so may contain some errors.
Our relation David Owens plays a key role in the negations with the Native Americans for the release of prisoners who were part of the white settlement south of the Ohio River. They were being held prisoner in what is now Indiana.