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Title Letters [manuscript]: 1818 Mar. 27-Oct. 5
Author United States, War Department
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Two letters, Mar. 27 and Oct. 5, 1818, from the secretary of war, John C. Calhoun, to William Clark, governor of the Missouri Territory, and to Jasper Parish, Indian agent, concerning fur trade regulations and the limits of the Indian appropriation. The Clark letter quotes Calhoun’s Mar. 25, 1818, letter to Lewis Cass, governor of the Michigan Territory, concerning the President’s exercise of his right, according to an 1816 act forbidding foreign fur traders, to permit the use of foreign boatmen and interpreters. The Parish letter concerns the War Department’s inability to pay the expenses of chiefs (probably Seneca) visiting Washington and the activities of "Hyde" (probably Jabez Backus Hyde) a missionary and teacher to the Seneca.
Names Calhoun, John Caldwell (1782-1850); Clark, William (1770-1838); Parish, Jasper (1767-1836); Cass, Lewis (1782-1866); Hyde, Jabez B. (1774-1855)
Places Michigan, Missouri, New York, United States
Keywords governor, agent, trade, fur trade, commerce, business, interpreter, payment, expenses, money, chief, missionary, education, law, legislation, government relations
Theme Trade and Indian Economies; 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 940
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue