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Title Speeches [manuscript]: [Fort Mackinac, Mich.], 1796 Sept. 6-7
Author Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820)
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Speeches to the "Chipwas," Sept. 6, 1796, and to the "Ottowas," Sept. 7, 1796, both probably made at Fort Mackinac, Mich., following the British evacuation of the post in compliance with the Jay Treaty. The talks concern the distribution of annual presents at Detroit by Gen. Wayne as dictated by the Treaty of Greenville, the appointment of Maj. Henry Burbeck to command Fort Mackinac and administer Indian affairs there, the equal administration of justice to Indians and whites, and the upcoming journey of representative chiefs to meet with President Washington.
Names Burbeck, Henry (1754-1848); Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)
Places Fort Mackinac, Michigan, Mackinac Island, United States
Keywords fort, equality, expedition, chief, government relations, alcohol, livestock
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Winthrop was a soldier and territorial administrator. Born in Gloucester, Mass., and educated at Harvard, Sargent served as an artillery officer during the Revolution. He was appointed surveyor of public lands in the Ohio country in 1786 and a year later was named secretary of the newly-created Northwest Territory. Sargent served until 1798, acting as territorial governor during much of his tenure.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer MS 790
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue