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From George Washington to James McHenry, 28 February 1797

Dear Sir Tuesday Morning 28th Feb. 1797

Let me entreat you to attend early this morning to a fit character as a Comr to attend the proposed Treaty with the Indians, by Mr Morris; and on this head, and on the message proper to accompany the nomination, I wish you would advise with Colo. Pickering; who has had more to do in Indian Affairs than any other Officer now in the Government, and perhaps may more readily think of a proper person to be entrusted.

As it is several days since the application was made, I wish to make the nomination without further delay. If a Gentleman from New Jersey, Delaware, or Maryland could be obtained—it wd be desirable; or from Connecticut; and I believe Mr Learned is in Town—So is Mr Dexter both good characters—Something must also be done with the Military Bill, this day. Yours always

Go: Washington


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