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Title Letters [manuscript]: 1802-1807
Author United States, War Department
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letters from the secretary of war, Henry Dearborn, to Indian agent Israel Chapin regarding complaints against him (facsimile copy, Sept. 4, 1802); and to Ohio governor Edward Tiffin directing him to call up, arm, and organize 2,443 militia in his state (July 6, 1807). Dearborn, a Jefferson appointee, accuses Chapin, appointed by Washington as Indian agent to the Iroquois, of animosity to the "present administration". He also condemns Chapin’s using Seneca chief Red Jacket to deliver a speech opposing his removal as agent and states that other Seneca leaders and Six Nations representatives had complained of Chapin’s inattention to his duties.
Names Dearborn, Henry (1751-1829); Chapin, Israel (1764-1833); Tiffin, Edward (1766-1829); Red Jacket (c.1756-1830)
Places Ohio, Washington, D.C., United States
Keywords agent, government, politics, armed forces, militia, chief, address, Six Nations, governor, 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 934
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue