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Instructions to Army Officer Commanding In Georgia, Relative to Relations with the Indians

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Date September 9, 1796
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Constant Freeman (primary)
Summary Instructs the presiding U.S. Army officer in Georgia (Major Constant Freeman) in his powers, relating to the sending of a new Indian agent to manage trade & intercourse with the Creek, Choctaw, and Chickasaw Indians. These include the granting of permits to those doing business with the Indians, the sending of quarterly returns to report on all such people and their respective businesses, the relations and communications between Freeman and the new agent, Benjamin Hawkins, and the powers for punishing and prosecuting transgressors of the new regulations concerning the Indians.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Constant Freeman; James McHenry; Agent; President; Benjamin Hawkins; Agent to the Indians; Indians; Creek; Choctaw; Chickasaw; Secretary of War; traders; infractors; violators; Officers; ;
Related Places War Office; Georgia; south of the Ohio; Ohio River; frontiers; Indian Country; ;
Keywords Act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian Tribes; trade; permits; licenses; horses; newspapers; notice; blank licenses; blank bonds; blank passes; quarterly returns; distilled liquor; spirituous liquor; advertisement; injuries; law; property; destroyed; maintenance of peace; reward; trial; ;
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