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George Washington Letter, 1779-05-13

Identifier: MS-165

Scope and Contents

Address made by George Washington to the “Chief Men, Deputies from the Delaware Nation”, dated May 13, 1779. He promises the friendship of the United States to the Indians and tells them to take any grievances they may have to Congress. He also tells them that until recently the United States has fought the English alone, but now the ”Great King of France is become our Good Brother and Ally…” He signs it “Commander in chief of all the Armies in the United States of America.”


  • 1779-05-13


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Physical Description

The manuscript is in good condition. It contains four and one half pages folio, but a portion of the document a few lines before the end has been cut away.

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Repository Details

Part of the Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum. Repository

1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd.
Tulsa Ok 74127