“The merits of the Cornplanter, and his friendship for the United States are well known to me, and shall not be forgotten. And as a mark of the esteem of the United States, I have directed the Secretary of war [sic] to make him a present of Two hundred and Fifty Dollars, either in money or goods, as the Cornplanter shall like best. And he may depend upon the future care and kindness of the United States. And I have also directed the Secretary of War to make suitable presents to the other Chiefs present in Philadelphia. And also that some further tokens of friendship to [sic] be forwarded to the other Chiefs, now in their Nation."
-George Washington to The Cornplanter, Half Town, and Great Tree, Chiefs and Counselors of the Seneca Nation of Indians, Philadelphia, December 29, 1790