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    Confederate Secretary of War James Seddon: Very Important 8¼" X 13" Manuscript Document Signed, Dated May 27,1864, Concerning the Treatment of Indians in Confederate Service, Titled "Cherokee Nation Regulations". This is apparently a retained copy but does bear the signature of Seddon giving his approval to the changes requested. The changes were requested by" E. C. Boudinot Delegate from Cherokee (Nation)", issued by the "War Officer Richmond, Va." apparently concerning claimants from the Indian nation for benefits afforded soldiers. The War Dept. states in the approved change that "The foregoing regulations are not intended to apply to the claimants of the several Indian Nations further than the condition of such nations, their laws and customs may enable them to conform..." The Confederacy is obviously being very careful not to offend any of their Indian allies as they continue to recruit Native Americans into Confederate service. Fine bright crisp condition, just some separation at the folds and one small piece missing at lower right. A very important Confederate document and especially desirable with Seddon's signature.

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