Rolls 2_31, 2_32, 2_33, 2_34, and 2_35: A. J. Dallas to William Henry Harrison, Duncan McArthur, and John Graham, June 9, 1815
|The President has appointed Harrison, McArthur, and Graham to be the commisioners of a treaty between the United States and the hostile Indians. The treaty will be held at Fort Wayne. The purpose of the treaty is to <remind the tribes of their existing relations with the United States, to explain to them the nature of the reciprocal stipulations in the treaty of peace lately concluded between the United States and Great Britain, ... , [and] to warn them against any improper practices that might involve them in hostilities with the United States>.|
This new treaty would establish peace between the United States and tribes with which the United States has not yet established peace. According to Dallas, the purpose of this treaty is not to <obtain from them any new cession, grant, or privilege, whatsoever>. Instead, the treaty's purpose is simply to establish peace and goodwill.
Dallas claims that the British are not trying to benefit the Indians in any way, and never have. British troops remain at Michillimackinac until their shelter at Lake Huron is done being built. Governor Cass may distribute a shipment of undistributed goods to the Indians if it is appropriate.
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Project: Intro to the Miami Tribe
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