Attaching Chickasaws to the United States

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Date April 16, 1794
Author Name General James Robertson (primary) Location: Nashville, Territory South of the Ohio
Recipient Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Head Quarters
Summary Robertson has engaged Robert Thompson, a Chickasaw who speaks some English, to accompany the three Chickasaw warriors who will visit Wayne's camp. Their nation is powerful and it will be useful to attach them to the interests of the United States. They want good guns to go to war with but will return them when the campaign is over. Robertson's brother Elijah will pilot them as far as Governor Shelby's.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Source Collection: Historical Society Of Pennsylvania: Gratz Autograph Collection

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