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Plans Between British and U.S. Regarding Indian Relations

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 5th Cong, Senate, Exec Messages, RG46 view image
Document Information
Date April 21, 1797
Author Name William Blount (primary) Location: Colonel King's Iron Works
Recipient Name Carey (primary)
Summary Regrets over not relaying information of discussion between Captain Chisholm and the British Minister. Brief synopsis of plan related. Politics of Indian relations addressed. Discusses limiting the power of Benjamin Hawkins, Creek Indian Agent. Mentions guidance on Indian affairs from President Washington and John Adams new administration. Mentions that if Hawkins stays in position as Indian Agent, he will incur the good will of the Creeks and undermine Blount's plan. Asks that letter be burned after the third reading.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes Document 18 in Report of the Secretary of War to the President, 06/30/1797.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James Carey; William Blount; Captain Chisholm; Creeks; Indians; Indian Nation; British; Minister; Cherokees; Dinsmoor; Benjamin Hawkins; Captain Rogers; commissioners; Doublehead; George Washington; Watts; Congress; ;
Related Places Colonel King's Iron Works; Philadelphia; South Carolina; Georgia; England; Great Britain; Spain; Creek Nation; ;
Keywords business; wafer; treaty; whiskey; ;
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