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Title Letters [manuscript]: 1797-1799
Author United States, War Department
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Correspondence of the secretary of war, James McHenry, with Arthur St. Clair, governor of the Northwest Territory, regarding Indian affairs in that region (Apr. 30 and Aug. 15, 1799), and with Samuel Hodgdon, army quartermaster, regarding annual shipments of goods to the Creeks and the Six Nations (Apr. 7, 1797). Matters discussed with St. Clair include Shawnee plans to call a general council of all Indians party to the 1795 Treaty of Greenville in order to consider revisions to it, the U.S. government’s intention to adhere to the existing treaty, the distribution of treaty-stipulated goods to the western Indians, St. Clair’s role as superintendent of Indian affairs, and the government’s desire to "do justice to the Indians".
Names McHenry, James (1753-1816); Hodgdon, Samuel (1745-1824); St. Clair, Arthur (1734-1818)
Places New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Keywords governor, government relations, goods, supplies, council, treaty, Six Nations
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast, Southeast, Great Plains
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 931
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue