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Secretary of War McHenry to Chickasaw Chiefs on Boundary Disputes and Presents

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Date December 1796
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation
Summary Representatives of the Chickasaw nation who have traveled to Philadelphia are reassured about the efforts of their "Father" (the President, George Washington) to see to their interests amid a boundary dispute between the U.S. and Spain. Also refers to adjudication of land/property disputes between the Chickasaws and various individuals and the state of South Carolina. Directs the Chickasaws to assemble yearly for the distribution of presents to them from the President, and seeks to ensure that the distribution is fair.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Chiefs; Chickasaw Nation; Indians; Chickasaw; President; George Washington; Piomingo; Opioamino; Olmstaha; Minkamatha; Major George Colbert; Thomas Brown; John Brown; George Augusta; King of Spain; McGee; garrison; Spaniards; Dinsmoor; Dinsmore; Secretary of War; Cherokee; Negroes; interpreter; Southern Indians; Benjamin Hawkins; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Cumberland; Indian Country; Chickasaw lands; Chickasaw Bluffs; Spain; fort; Fort Massac; South Carolina; ENgland; ;
Keywords boundary line; treaty; claim; land; great war; slaves; account; annual present; journey; seal; ;
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