Answer to Question About Standard Payment for Indian Commissioners

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Date January 13, 1796
Author Name Timothy Pickering (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name John Jay (primary)
Summary Responding to Governor John Jay's inquiry about the allowance given to Indian commissioners, Pickering states that U.S. policy since 1790 has been $8 a day plus expenses, which he knows from personal experience as an Indian commissioner.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes It is unclear whether Pickering wrote this in his capacity as Sec. of War or of State. He was serving in both capacities on this date.
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Related Persons/Groups John Jay; Timothy Pickering; commissioner; Indians; ;
Related Places Philadelphia;
Keywords treaty; allowance; expenses; ;
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