Replying to Leith, Shepherd and Duff's petition

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Date October 15, 1797
Author Name James Wilkinson (primary) Location: Fort Wayne
Recipient Name Multiple Recipients (primary)
Summary Wilkinson responds to Leith, Shepherd and Duff’s petition to be able to continue trade in the Ottawa towns. Wilkinson notes that recent military regulations were designed to bring the misdeeds of James McDonald to light. Wilkinson feels he is authorized to regulate within the military reservations, however he is not empowered to authorize Leith, Shepherd and Duff to trade. However, the agent for Indian affairs at Detroit accepted the petitioner’s attempt at redress, and thus permission was obtained that way.
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Related Persons/Groups James Wilkinson; Leith; Shepherd; Duff; James McDonald; Indians; McDougall; Acting Governor of the Territory; foreigner; Agent at Detroit; ;
Related Places Fort Wayne; Military Reservations; Tawa town; Detroit; ;
Keywords Trade with Indians; Ottawa towns; stolen horses; regulation of military reservations; general orders; trading houses; frauds & abuses; services to the Government; incapable of entrenching on the rightful pretensions; preference to the citizens of the United States; sense of duty; usage of Nations; ;
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