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Instructions to Capt. Hendrick Aupaumut

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CollectionDawes Memorial Library: Manuscript Collection. view image
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 May 8, 1792
Author Name Henry Knox (primary)
Recipient Name Captain Hendrick Aupaumut (primary)
Summary The Secretary at War dispatches Captain Aupaumut, Chief of the Stockbridge Indians, to the Great Council of Indians at Lake Erie. Aupaumut is instructed to convey to the Indians that the desire for peace, on the part of the United States, is rooted in a concern for humanity, not fear. At the end of the document, Aupaumut signs a receipt for silver ear and nose jewels to be distributed to the Indians. This receipt is dated 9 May 1792.
Document Format Letterbook
Document Notes Enclosed in Knox [Instructions to Brigadier General Rufus Putnam], 05/22/1792.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Hendrick Aupaumut; Henry Knox; General Putnam; General Chapin; Joshua Sill; Delawares; great council of Indians; General Israel Chapin; President of the United States [Washington]; runners; war parties; Joshua Sill, a Delaware Indian;
Related Places Miami River of Lake Erie; Genessee country; Buffalo Creek; the Ohio; ;
Keywords justice; peace; Indian affairs; Indian lands; fair treaty; map of our claims; desires of peace; fear of war; two pair of large arm bands; six dozen broaches; two dozen nose and two dozen ear jewels; six nose and twelve ear jewels;
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