Speech from the Confederate Indians at Miami Rapids

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Date July 27, 1793
Author Name General Council of Indians (primary) Location: Miami Rapids
Recipient Name Commissioners (primary)
Summary Speech of the Confederate Indians at the Miami Rapids to the U.S. Commissioners of Indian Affairs, where they ask if the United States government will honor the boundary set forth in the Treaty of Fort Stanwick, the Ohio River.
Document Format Letterbook
Document Notes The General Council represents the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanese, Miamis, Minogoes, Poutawatamies, Ottawas, Connoys, Chippewas, and Munseys.
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Related Persons/Groups General Council; Wyandots; Delawares; Shawanese; Miamis; Minogoes; Poutawatamies; Ottawas; Connoys; Chippewas; Munseys; A. McKee; deputies; Commissioners; Confederated Indians; ;
Related Places Miami Rapids; Fort Stanwix; Ohio River; ;
Keywords Treaty of Fort Stanwick; peace; boundary line; council; ;
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Copy To the Commissioners of the

United States

Brothers

The Deputies we sent to you did not fully explain our meaning, we have therefore sent others to meet you once more that you may fully understand the great question we have to ask of you and to which we expect an explicit answer in Writing

Brothers
You are sent here by the united states to make peace with us the Confederate Indians-

Brothers

You know very well that the boundary line which was run between the White people and us at the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, was the River Ohio

Brothers

If you seriously design to make firm and lasting peace you will immediately re-move all your people from our side of that river

Brothers

We therefore ask you; are you fully authorised by the United States to continue and firmly fix on the Ohio as the Boundary line between your people and ours,

Done in General Council at the foot of the Miamis Rapids 27th July 1793 - 1 copy

Endorsed speech of the Confederate Indians Miami Rapids July 27th /93. -to the Coms of the U.S.