James Madison Papers

From James Madison to George Graham, 18 July 1815

Chilicothe post 18th July 1815

Genl D. McArthur Has recd letter 10 inst advising of the $1500 being sent him. Speaks of the intended treaty with the Indians &c &c Has his services ceased in the Army--July 1815

Genl McArthur will I presume be considered in service, until the arrival of the officer designated by Genl Brown to take command of the fifth department. And I have so written to Genl Brown. that he may immediately relieve him G G

It does not appear to me to be necessary to add to the instructions of the Commissioners. But it may be well to send a letter pointing their attention to Hull’s treaty, to an indemnity guarantey for damages done to the Indians; and specifically insisting upon the road as suggested by Gov. Cass. As Mr Crawford is at Washington, I wish him to decide. A. J. D. 2 Aug

The instructions to the Comrs are not fully recollected. If requisite their discretionary power may be enlarged. In addition to the fulfilment of justice & good faith to the Indns a liberality wch will conciliate, without a risk of misinterpretation will be proper

J. M.

Printed Source--Clarence Edwin Carter et al., eds. The Territorial Papers of the United States. 27 vols. (Washington, D.C., 1934-69)..

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