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Title Letter and decision [manuscript]: 1816 Feb. 12-May 10
Author United States, War Department
Document Type Correspondence; Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Decision (Feb. 12, 1816) and letter (May 10, 1816) of William H. Crawford, secretary of war, concerning the desire of the Six Nations to remove to the west and foreign traders in the Indian country. Responding to a Six Nations memorial, Crawford conveys the President’s affirmation of existing treaties with the nation and consent to their emigration, with the stipulation that the Indians not settle within the limits of Ohio. To David Holmes, governor of the Mississippi Territory, Crawford outlines regulations in response to an act of Congress forbidding the issuance of licenses to foreign Indian traders unless directed by the President.
Names Crawford, William Harris (1772-1834); Holmes, David (1770-1832)
Places New York, Ohio, Washington, D.C., United States
Keywords Six Nations, removal, trade, fur trade, law, treaty, settlement, license, Congress of the United States, legislation, relocation, government relations
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 936
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue