The act enables local authorities to decide when to limit the sale of alcoholic beverages to Indians, in order to protect the colonists and preserve peaceful relations with local tribes: "Whereas frequent Tumults and Disturbances have happened by...
In the letter Clay discusses the progress of the Creek War in Alabama, describing campaigns, troop movements, and expenses. He mentions recent discussions with Opothleyaholo ("Hopothle Yoholo"), a friendly Creek chief, regarding the cause of the...
In the letter Clay asks Poinsett to override a recent military order regarding "retailers of spirituous liquors." Clay does not explain what the order was, but it is likely that it restricted the sale of alcoholic beverages even among the white...
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