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Instructions for Indian Presents

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Consolidated Correspondence File, RG217 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Supply Orders, 1799-1801, RG93 (no image)
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Consolidated Correspondence File, RG217 view image
Document Information
Date May 28, 1800
Author Name James McHenry (primary)
Recipient Name John Harris (primary)
Summary Indian nations mentioned to receive annuities from the United States include Wyandots, Delawares, Ottawas, Chippewas, Miamis, Patawatomies, Shawanees, Creeks, Chickasaws, Cherokees, Eel River, Weeas, Piankishaws, and Kickapoos, with amounts (in value of goods) listed. Also lists any specific goods meant for the Indians -- if the value of the mentioned goods does not reach the total amount to be given to said tribe, Harris is to make up the difference with other goods; if the value of the mentioned goods exceeds the total amount to be given, Harris is to subtract from the goods. Instructions for packing and transport also given.
Document Format Copy of Signed Document
Document Notes 2 COLLECTIONS: one with photocopy images, one without images.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups John Harris; Delawares, Ottawas, Chippewas, Miamis, Creeks, Chickasaws, Cherokees, Eel River, Kickapoos; Wyandots; Indians; Weeas; Piankishaws; Shawnees; Kaskaskias;
Related Places War Department;
Keywords annuities; gifts; packing; transportation; goods;
Key Phrases [not available]
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