John Johnston to Lewis Cass, May 21, 1817

1817-05-21

John Johnston to Lewis Cass, May 21, 1817

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Johnston says that the Indians would like the Treaty to be done at the Rapids or Lower Sandusky since Detroit is long distance for them to ride on their horses. Johnston says the Indians say their horses will get stolen on the ride to Detroit, and Johnston says the Indians will get drunk if they go to Detroit. He says a man is willing to sell all the land below a line at Fort Wayne. Johnston asks for $500 more per annum in order to provide provisions with the annuities. He says he has more interpreters than anywhere except Detroit, which is expensive, but that he wants to provide decency by giving food to the Indians. Johnston says that based on the last war, he submitted amounts of money that Indians claimed against the US, but doesn't know the government's position on the payments and hasn't seen them since. He says the Indians had been told if they were faithful to the US during the war they would be rewarded. Other men (Mr. Cox, Mr. Sadler, and Mr. Workman) also have claims to money ($800) that Johnston does not have the funds to provide. He asks for these funds from Cass to be as quickly delivered as possible since the Indians often ask when they will be paid, and the men <"are in great want"> of the $800.



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