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Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., to Timothy Pickering, 13 February 1796

Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., to Timothy Pickering

13th Feby 1796

Congress of the United States In the House of Representatives Friday the 12th of Feby 1796.

Resolved, that The President of the United States be requested to cause to be laid before this House, the Treaty mentioned in his communications to both Houses of Congress, at the opening of the present Session, as having been negotiated with certain Indian Nations northwest of the river Ohio.1


Jonathan Dayton, Speaker

By the President’s order B. Dandridge respectfully transmits to the Secy of State the above copy of a resolution of the House of Representatives—& requests that he will cause it to be complied with.2

AL, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters.

1The House resolution refers to the Treaty of Greenville (Kappler, Indian Treaties, description begins Charles J. Kappler, ed. Indian Affairs. Laws and Treaties. 5 vols. Washington, D.C., 1903–41. description ends 2:39–45) and to GW’s message to Congress of 8 December.

2Pickering sent a copy of the treaty to the House on 15 Feb. (Journal of the House, description begins The Journal of the House of Representatives: George Washington Administration 1789–1797. Edited by Martin P. Claussen. 9 vols. Wilmington, Del., 1977. description ends 8:166).

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