JEFFERSON, THOMAS. 1743-1826.  Document Signed ("Thomas Jefferson"), 1 p, folio (185 x 205 mm), Washington, DC, February 27, 1793,

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. 1743-1826.
Document Signed ("Thomas Jefferson"), 1 p, folio (185 x 205 mm), Washington, DC, February 27, 1793,

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. 1743-1826.
Document Signed ("Thomas Jefferson"), 1 p, folio (185 x 205 mm), Washington, DC, February 27, 1793, being an Act of the First Congress entitled "An ACT making provision for the persons therein mentioned" authorizing a stipend to the families of Col. John Harding and Major Alexander Trueman, signed by Jefferson as Secretary of State, folds, several small spots, lightly trimmed, matted (tipped) and framed with an engraving of Jefferson.

In April 1792, Colonel John Harding and Major Alexander Trueman were dispatched separately by George Washington to deliver a "message of peace" from Henry Knox to the alliance of Indian tribes "of the (Great) Lakes, east of the Mississippi and northwest of the Ohio river." The mission was part of a coordinated and ill-fated attempt by the U.S. Government to put an end to the Northwest Indian War – Trueman and Harding never delivered their messages as they were mistaken for spies and killed by members of the western tribes. This act extends a $300 per annum stipend to their families, which was extended again at the end of the original 7-year period.
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