Lewis Cass to W. H. Crawford, April 26, 1816

1816-04-26

Lewis Cass to W. H. Crawford, April 26, 1816

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Cass recently received letter from John Johnston, Indian Agent at Picqua. Johnston has included the Wyandot Indians at Upper Sandusky into his agency. Johnston's agency is in the middle of a white settlement, and Indians have to travel through white settlements to get to it, and Cass believes it should be removed to Waupokonnetta. Cass proposes that Johnston's agency and the agency at Ft Wayne (Stickney's) should be put under the superintendency of the governor of the territory. Stickney is for this, as he has experienced the inconvenience of the current system. The advantages of this proposal - 1) can use a regular correspondence to keep tabs on Indians and important events in Indian Country 2) unite agencies so that traders denied license at one agency can't go to another close by to get one and 3) a general system of treating the Indians can be adopted and enforced.



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