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Unauthorized Sale of Indian Land

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Document Information
Date February 13, 1793
Author Name Rufus Putnam (primary)
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Putnam explains that the chiefs did not express themselves clearly at the council. The alleged sale of land to Louis Viviatte was not valid because it was made by those who had no authorty to sell.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Rufus Putnam; principal chiefs; Rene Lodert; Piankeshaws; Mr. Wells; sworn interpreters; Wabash tribes; ;
Related Places Vincennes; Eel Creek; ;
Keywords proceedings of the Council at Vincennes; sale made to Louis Viviatte; pretended sale; ;
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