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Secretary at War directs the conduct of Indian affairs with Chapin

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Date February 10, 1800
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Israel Chapin Jr (primary)
Summary Directs annuity distribution to Indians and the instruction of husbandry techniques to Indians. Discussed Treaty of Kanandaigua and mentioned Genesee Treaty between Seneca Nation and U.S.. Advised Chapin that he is not to exceed the stipend allotted to the Indians, despite their request for additional provisions.
Document Format Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Israel Chapin; James McHenry; Major Rivardi; Tuscaroras; soldiers; Indians; Indian Nation; Seneca; king; ;
Related Places Kanandaigua; War Department; Kanandaigua; Genesee; United States; ;
Keywords warrant; shares; residue; receipt; horses; expenses; provisions; claims; stipend; ;
Key Phrases complaints of the Tuscaroras against him or his soldiers for killing three of their horses; loss of the young king of the Seneca nation you observe is not sufficiently proved; his representation is generally believed; contingencies of your superintendancy; losses and injuries to the indians; strict provision of the law; take full and satisfactory receipts; indemnify the United states from future claims for the same causes; entitled to receive under treaties; pointed orders not to exceed their stipend; require from them a receipt or evidence of the delivery of money which is to be lodged with the accountant of the War Department; Seneca nation; warrant from the Treasurer of the United States; implements of husbandry and utensils suitable to their circumstances; compensating useful artificers; residue of their annuity; directed a warrant to be drawn in your favour; dollars; distribute to the Indians comprized in the Treaty of Kanandaigua; proportional shares;

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