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Regarding Treaties with Indians at Mississippi and Wabash and Miami

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PublicationCarter, Clarence Edwin, ed. The Territorial Papers of the United States. Volume 2, The Territory Northwest of the River Ohio, 1787-1803. 26 Vols. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1934. (no image)
PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date June 14, 1789
Author Name Arthur St. Clair (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary St. Clair reports that he went to the Mississippi to to hold a treaty to extinguish Indian claims to their lands, and to lay out certain donations of land for the inhabitants. Discusses proceeding to the post of St. Vincennes upon the Wabash and notes that there was no guidance to lay out donations, presumably because a cession had been made there to the crown of France. A further sum will be necessary to treat with Wabash and Miami Indians. Says it is impossible to judge what sum would induce them to extend the northern boundary of the last cession to the Mississippi.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Arthur St. Clair; Wabash Indians; Miami Indians; crown of France; ;
Related Places New York; the Mississippi; St. Vincennes post; Wabash; ;
Keywords Indian claims; land cession; boundaries; treaty; Indian claims; cession; treaty; ;
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