PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT - PRESIDENTIAL WARRANT SIGNED 08/11/1873 - HFSID 3360
ULYSSES S. GRANT The President issues a warrant authorizing a Sheriff to take three Indians charged with murder into custody. Partly Printed Presidential Warrant signed: "U.S. Grant" as 18th U.S. President, 1p, 8½x11. Washington, 1873 August 11.
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ULYSSES S. GRANT
The President issues a warrant authorizing a Sheriff to take three Indians charged with murder into custody.
Partly Printed Presidential Warrant signed: "U.S. Grant" as 18th U.S. President, 1p, 8½x11. Washington, 1873 August 11. In full: "I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State [Hamilton Fish] to affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant authorizing William Billings, Sheriff of Thurston County, Washington Territory, to receive into custody three Indians, namely Joe Nohanno, Charley alias Wiener and 'Kill' charged with the crime of murder, dated this day and signed by me and for so doing this shall be his warrant." Two years earlier, Grant had signed the Indian Appropriations Act that made all Indians national wards and nullified all Indian treaties. Three years after this warrant was signed, the Sioux Indians, led by Chief Sitting Bull, slaughtered General George A. Custer and his men of the 7th Cavalry in the Battle of Little Big Horn. Thurston County borders the southern end of Puget Sound. It was named for Samuel R. Thurston, the first delegate from Oregon Territory to Congress. Presidential documents relating to Indians during the period of the Indian wars are scarce and desirable. Glue stains at left and right edge with ½-inch horizontal tear (all paper intact) at right edge. Lightly creased. First loop of "U" in signature light. Folds, horizontal fold underlines signature. Erased pencil notes at lower blank left edge.
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