Friday, August 22, 2014

David Humphreys, Commissioner

Life and Times of David Humphreys: Soldier--statesman--poet, "belov'd of Washington,", Volume 2:

"The President sent on August 22, a message to Congress on this subject [of treaty violations]. As the three treaties recently made by Georgia with the Creek nation were not being observed, it was necessary for the government to ascertain reasons why their validity was disputed. He was of the opinion that a commission should be appointed... ."

"After this Conference he appointed three Commissioners for treating with the "Indians South of the Ohio," Gen. Lincoln of Massachusetts, one of his trusted officers in the Revolution and recently Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, Col. Humphreys, his former aide-de-camp, and the Hon. Cyrus Griffin of Virginia, the last President of the Continental Congress.... ."

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