Lewis Cass to W. H. Crawford, May 31, 1816

1816-05-31

Lewis Cass to W. H. Crawford, May 31, 1816

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The regulations are attached to the end of this letter to allow the better governing of Indian Agents. Agents will meet weekly with Cass to discuss provisions and rations supply and other news. Cass realized the correct amount of rations needed and released only that amount, no more. Cass has the last say in resolving any issues that arise. He has asked Major Puthuff to forward him an estimate of the average daily issues at Michillimackinac. Cass intends to use this system at Chicago and Green Bay when those posts are developed as well. Extending the basic gratuities to visiting Indians is very expensive to provide the provisions necessary, but not extending the gratuities would be rude and shocking to the Indians. The regulations are enclosed after the letter.



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