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Policy Toward the Five Nations

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CollectionDawes Memorial Library: Manuscript Collection. view image
Document Information
Date April 23, 1792
Author Name George Washington (primary)
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary United States policy toward the Five Nations: This document authorizes money to be spent on clothing, domestic animals, implements of husbandry, and for encouraging useful artificers among the Indians of the Five Nations.
Document Format Letterbook
Document Notes Enclosed in Knox [Instructions to Brigadier General Rufus Putnam], 05/22/1792.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups George Washington; Thomas Jefferson; Stockbridge Indians; Oniedas; Cayugas; Onandagas; Tuscaroras; Senecas; Henry Knox; happiness of the Five Nations; useful artificers to reside in their villages; Tobias Lear; War Department;
Related Places Philadelphia;
Keywords clothing; domestic animals; implements of husbandry; Seal of the United States; sovereignty and independence of the United States;
Key Phrases The United States in order to promote the happiness of the Five Nations of Indians will cause to be expended annually the amount of one thousand five hundred dollars in purchasing for them clothing, domestic animals, and implements of hubandry and for encouraging useful artificers to reside in their villages.

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