War Department Appropriations for Transporting Indian Boys Home

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Date October 27, 1800
Author Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Israel Whelen (primary)
Summary Informs Whelen of two Indian boys who have been educated and raised by the Society of Friends [Quakers], but now wish to return to their own people. The Society of Friends applied that the cost of transportation be paid by the U.S. government, the Secretary of War agreed to it, and now Whelen is asked to submit the funds, as they will come out of the general War Department appropriations.
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Related Persons/Groups Israel Whelen; Samuel Hodgdon; Secretary of War; Indians; Indian lads; Society of Friends; Quakers; Committee of Friends; ;
Related Places Philadelphia;
Keywords enclosed account; passages; expenses; educated; safe conveyance; public expense; incidental appropriation; ;
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