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Speech of the President to the Seneca Chiefs

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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. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date January 19, 1791
Author Name George Washington (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Seneca Chiefs (primary)
Summary Washington refuses to restore any of the lands ceded by the Indians in the treaties of Fort Stanwix and Fort Harmar but assures them that he is still their friend and protector and will help them achieve prosperity by teaching them to raise domestic animals, the use of the plow, and how to raise corn.
Document Format Printed transcription/modern copy of Document
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Related Persons/Groups George Washington; Seneca Chiefs; Cornplanter; Half-Town; Big-Tree; friend and protector; Miami Indians; white people; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Muskingum; ;
Keywords Treaty of Fort Stanwix; your lands; power of the United States; Treaty of Fort Harmar; boundary; goods; your happiness; lines fixed at Fort Stanwix and Fort Harmar; friendly dispositions; robberies and murders; prosperity; use of domestic animals; plow; corn; valuable arts; ;
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