1823 : Territorial Governor Lewis Cass Calls for an End to Government Welfare

December 4, 2018 all-day

On December 4, 1823, Territorial Governor Lewis Cass wrote Secretary of War John Calhoun warning him that the British were continuing to provide presents (government welfare) to Indians residing in Michigan. Although the British were officially forced to give up any claims to Michigan by losing the War of 1812, they would continue to meddle in Michigan internal affairs until at least 1829.

Source : Pasty Central Day in Michigan : December 4

For more information about Lewis Cass, see Bill Loomis, “Lewis Cass, the titan of Michigan’s early years”, Detroit Free Press, June 28, 2014.

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