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Cost of Indians Traveling to Seat of Government

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Vol. IV, Indian Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date April 16, 1800
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Robert Goodloe Harper (primary)
Summary Enclosed information regarding Indian relations. Accountant requested information on the travel expenses related to Indians to seats of government. Mentioned increasing the influence of U.S. within Indian land through agents of the government; citing a U.S. presence would decrease the frequency of visits from Indians. Also enclosed letter from several governors regarding rations allocated to Indians.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Enclosed in Harper to US House, 05/05/1800.
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Related Persons/Groups Robert Harper; James McHenry; Indian Department; governor; Secretary; Indians; Indian Nation; St. Clair; governor; Alexander Hamilton; Winthrop Sargent; Chocktaw; Choctaw; John McKee; ;
Related Places War Department; frontier; territory; Northwestern; Mississippi; seat of government; ;
Keywords expenditure; rations; supplies; allowance; clothing; warrant; ;
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