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April 10th, 1815

Editor's Note: Indian interpreter Jasper Parrish met with Secretary of War (and future U.S. President)James Monroe in March of 1815 to plead the hardships of the Six Nations; notably the Tuscaroras, who lost their homes, lands and crops in the War of 1812 (which was recognized by Monroe in his letter of March 11th, one month before). Here, Parrish informs Erastus Granger that Monroe gave his directive to issue new rations to the impoverished tribes until such a time when they can cultivate food from the limited amount of lands they still controlled.


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	1818 Letter
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Canandaigua, April 10, 1815
(Erastus Granger)
Sir,

While at Washington in March last, a representation of the suffering at
The Tuscararora Indians was made to the Honorable James Monroe then
Acting as Secretary of War, of their distressed situation, on account of

Their being driven from their homes, their houses being burnt and their
Property destroyed by the Enemy; I was requested by him to direct you to

Issue provisions to the said Indians until such times as they could subsist
By their labour from the cultivation of their land.

I am with respect your Obedient Servant
Jasper Parrish, Sub Agent

Location: Found in Folder 14-34


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