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January 23rd, 1818

Editor's Note: It's always a nice feeling when the Federal government says they owe YOU money!
It's probably a good guess that the Senecas were a persuasive force in getting Granger to write in
the first place. Of note here is an almost innocuous mention of Red Jacket, in context of his having been paid an undisclosed amount of federal money. About eighteen months after this letter was written, Red Jacket delivered a passionate, take-no-enemies speech at the Buffalo Creek Reservation in which he not only rejects the attempts to sell the last acres of the reservation but also called for all whites to leave it-immediately. This speech amounted to the Seneca's-and Red Jacket's-last stand at keeping their ancestral lands. By the summer of 1818, Granger will retire from his position as Indian Agent, depriving the Senecas and Red Jacket of someone they knew and obviously trusted to represent their interests to the "Great Father" [the American President].


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	1818 Letter
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Statement of Differences on the settlement of Erastus
Granger’s accounts as Paymaster to Indian Volunteers

Balance due E.Granger and official Statements – Pay of the Army 622.26
- Subsistence…………… 274.00
- Forage………………….132.00
Total Balance due E.Granger by official Statements………………………………1028.26
Balance due E.Granger by his own Statement………………………………..387.26
Difference………………………… 641.00

Arising as follows

Amount of E.Granger’s Pay, Subsistence and Forage
As [?] [?] for one Year allowed by the Secretary of
War and not brought into view in E.Granger’s
Statement_deducting therefrom 12 monthly Pay
@[$40.00?] per [month?] received for said period as Pay Master
and 3 monthly Rations drawn in Kind
Deduct backpayment on voucher 2, having paid
Red Jacket as [?] and he is only listed as [2nd st?]
Differences accounted for

Treasury Department
3rd Auditors Office
January 23, 1818

Location: Found in folder 14-37


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