James McCloskey? to Lewis Cass?, January 3, 1816

1816-01-03

James McCloskey? to Lewis Cass?, January 3, 1816

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Letter written in Fort Wayne. No signature or identification of recipient or writer. Writer has not spoken to chiefs about their <"lie about the running out the tract of land ceded by the Treaty of Detroit">. Surveyors have told the writer that the land along the banks of rivers and creeks is very fertile. Writer inquires about arrangements made/being made with the land on the Western and Northern sides of Ohio - wants distinction between Ohio and Indian Country. <"Mr Johnson"> thinks that they need to make an Indian Department if they want support of Shawnee and Delaware. For time being, agents need to avoid promises and expenditures. Indians inquire about their annuities every day, but the writer does not have them, and receives no response from the War Department about them. Only Delawares and Shawnees have been paid - not Miamis and Potawatomies. Writer needs express order from Secretary of War to get laborers to build Indian Department outside fort.



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