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Continued Commission & Instructions for Resolution of Seven Nations of Canada Land Dispute

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CollectionConnecticut Historical Society: Jeremiah Wadsworth Papers view image
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Date May 5, 1796
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Jeremiah Wadsworth (primary) Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Summary Official certificate granting Wadsworth continuing position as Indian commissioner for the Iroquois-New York land dispute. States that the sole object of the treaty is to allow the Indian claim to the land to be extinguished by purchase, and to conclude such a treaty with such candor that there can never be further complaint or confusion on the part of the Indians. Says that all expenses and compensation to Wadsworth are to be paid by the state of New York. Reiterates that any treaty is to follow the stipulations of "An Act to Regulate Trade & Intercourse with the Indian Tribes" of March 1, 1793, especially section 8 thereof.
Document Format Document Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Jeremiah Wadsworth; James McHenry; President of the United States; George Washington; Senate; Commissioner; Cohnawaga; Indians; Seven Nations of Canada; deputies; chiefs; Governor; John Jay; agents of the State of New York; ;
Related Places War Department; Hartford; Connecticut; Canada; New York; State of New York; ;
Keywords nominated; appointed; treaty; claim; parcel of land; limits and jurisdiction; extinguish by purchase; complaint; compensation; Act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian trives; ;
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