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Instructions to the Governor of Territory of United States Northwest of Ohio River relative to an Indian Treaty in the Northern Department

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PublicationSmith, William Henry, ed. The St. Clair Papers, The Life and Public Services of Arthur St. Clair. N.p. 1881. Reprinted Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1970. (no image)
Document Information
Date 1787
Author Name Charles Thomson (primary)
Recipient Name Arthur St. Clair (primary)
Summary St. Clair is instructed to examine temper of Indian Tribes in Northern Indian Department. If hostile, and if treaty is required, hold a general one with all the tribes, in conjunction with Superintendent Indian Affairs Northern Department. Purpose of treaty is to promote peace by removing causes of controversy. Do not depart from existing treaties unless change of boundary is beneficial to United States. Do not neglect any opportunity to extinguish Indian rights to westward, as far as river Mississippi. Ascertain who real headmen are and who have the greatest influence. Every exertion must be made to defeat all confederations and combinations among tribes.
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Document Notes Instructions to the Governor of the North-West Territory, relative to and Indian Treaty in the Northern Department.
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Related Persons/Groups Secretary Charles Thomson; Arthur St. Clair; Northern Indian Department; Superintendent Indian Affairs Northern Department; ;
Related Places Mississippi River; westward; Ohio River; ;
Keywords treaty; hostile; peace; boundary; confederations; ;
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