Geo. Graham to Lewis Cass and General Duncan McArthur, May 19, 1817

1817-05-19

Geo. Graham to Lewis Cass and General Duncan McArthur, May 19, 1817

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The President has written informed Graham that based on his discussions with the Senate and Representatives of Ohio, that policy must change towards the goal of negotiating with <"those tribes of Indians who claim lands within the boundaries of the state of Ohio"> with the goal of <"extinguishing their claim to the whole or any part of these lands">. The recipients are promoted to Commissioners and are given the authority to hold meetings and sign treaties towards the idea of removal. They are asked to make efforts to get all of the land North and East of <"a line, to be run directly from Fort Meigs or some point higher up the Miami, to the present Indian boundary line">. Graham says that there are not many rules for the treaties other than a letter Governor Cass already got, as the political benefits of connecting Ohio and the Michigan territory are worth it.



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