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Speech to the Indians from the Secretary at War, Urging Peace into the Future, and Replies

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionLibrary of Congress: MMC, McHenry, James view image
CollectionClements Library: Jonathan Cass Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date December 2, 1796
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Northwestern Indian Chiefs (primary)
Summary Speaking for Washington, McHenry urges the Indians to maintain peace with the U.S. and each other, and to settle all intertribal disputes peacefully. Opens the set of Indian negotiations with a message from Washington to "hold fast the Chain of Friendship." Document includes replies of the Chiefs.
Document Format Copy of Signed Document
Document Notes 2 COLLECTIONS: one with photocopy images, one without images. Partly illegible.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups multiple; James McHenry; Indian tribes; President of the United States; Chiefs; soldier; Chisuber; Chickasaw; Captain Chisholm; Colonel John Watts; Cherokee; Red Ble; Creek; Chippewa; Putawatamies; Potawatomi; Secretary of War; Blue Jacket; ;
Related Places War Office;
Keywords assembly; war; moderation; hatchet; beads; land; talks; string of white beads; treaty; ;
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