Roll 2_4: John Armstrong to Lewis Cass, September 3, 1814 (continued from Roll 2_3)

Roll 2_4: John Armstrong to Lewis Cass, September 3, 1814 (continued from Roll 2_3)

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(Continued from Roll 2_3) Armstrong writes of his belief that the United States will be attacked by Native Americans in the near future. However, he also believes that giving them <presents> would be more beneficial than spending a lot of money on troops.

Armstrong provides Cass with an estimate of the annual expenditure of the Indian Department in Detroit. The list details money spent to pay interpreters and agents. Armstrong also lists that approximately $3000 will be spent to fund <expeditions sent into the Indian Country> whose purpose is to convince the Chiefs to <counteract the designs of the British> and not steal horses from Americans. Armstrong also goes on to say that <Experience has proved that [the Indians] are much more attached to the British than to us>, and that the Native Americans have complained in the past that they do not receive as much from the United States as they do from the British.



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