James McHenry Manuscript Letter Signed "James McHenry" as Washington's Secretary of War, one page, 8" x 9.75". War Office, January 5, 1797, to Samuel Hodgdon, Esqr. In full, "As one wagon, from your representation of this morning, will not be sufficient to transport the baggage of the Indian Chiefs to Knoxville, I request that you will be pleased to provide another immediately, so that they may be enabled to commence their journey without further delay, The three horses you have received from the Indians you will also please to return to them." Samuel Hodgdon was Superintendent of Military Stores from 1794-1800. James McHenry, a signer of the Constitution, served as Washington and Adams' Secretary of War from 1796-1800. On December 1, 1796, in the Hall of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, President Washington spoke to 64 Indian Chiefs of eight to ten nations about peace. This letter concerns their trip home. Mounting strip at left edge. Small area of paper thinning in blank lower portion. Overall, in fine condition.

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