From Henry Knox
War-department, Feb: 19–1793.
Colonel Louis, the Cagnawagna Chief, conceives himself entitled to some reward for his services last summer1—I have conceived it proper to give him one hundred dollars in full, which, if you approve the measure, will be satisfactory to him.2 I have the honor to be Sir, with great respect, Your obedt Servt
secy of War
LS, DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.
2. Later on this date Lear replied to Knox: “By the President’s command . . . that as the President does not know of Colo. Louis having recd any rew[ar]d for his trouble in coming here last summer, he does not think one hundred dollars an unreasonable compensation therefor” (DLC:GW).