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1. Walter Lowrie, ed., American State Papers: Indian Affairs, vol. 2, (Washington D.C.: Gales and Seaton, 1834), 373.

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Report from the Society of the United Brethren for Proagating the Gospel Among the Heathen in response to a February 22, 1822 resolution of the Senate that information on the progress of the Christian Indians be collected.

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2. James W. Taylor, History of the State of Ohio, First Period, 1650-1787, (Cincinnati: H.W. Derby & Co., 1854), 234-235.

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Rules adopted in 1772 by the Indians living in the Moravian settlements on the Muskingum.

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4. Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives Microfilm Publication M247, r49, i41, v3, p73.

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Memorial of John Ettwein to the Continental Congress requesting an investigation of the 1782 massacre of the Christian Indians by Pennsylvania militiamen, and an assurance that the Indians would not lose the legal right to their land - October 28, 1783.

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5. Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives Microfilm Publication M247, r94, i78, v8, p409.

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Letter from John Ettwein to Thomas Mifflin, President of the Continental Congress, inquiring about the status of his October 28, 1783 memorial - March 1784.

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6. Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives Microfilm Publication M247, r49, i41, v3, p73.

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Memorial of John Ettwein to the Continental Congress requesting an investigation of the 1782 massacre of the Christian Indians by Pennsylvania militiamen, and an assurance that the Indians would not lose the legal right to their land - October 28, 1783.

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7. John C. Fitzpatrick, ed., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789, vol. 28, (Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1933), 381.

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Section of the Ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of Lands in the Western Territory reserving the towns of Gnadenhutten, Schoenbrun, and Salem and an unspecified amount of adjoining land for the sole use of the Christian Indians - May 20, 1785.

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9. John C. Fitzpatrick, ed., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789, vol. 31, (Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1934), 562-563.

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Resolution of the Continental Congress instructing Colonel Harmar to inform the Christian Indians that they had permission to return to their settlements on the Muskingum, and to give them supplies upon their return - August 24, 1786.

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10. Walter Lowrie, ed., American State Papers: Indian Affairs, vol. 2, (Washington D.C.: Gales and Seaton, 1834), 373.

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Report from the Society of the United Brethren for Proagating the Gospel Among the Heathen in response to a February 22, 1822 resolution of the Senate that information on the progress of the Christian Indians be collected.

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11. Roscoe R. Hill, ed., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789, vol. 33, (Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1936), 429-430.

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Resolution of the Continental Congress excepting the towns of Gnadenhutten, Schoenbrun, and Salem, and a yet to be determined amount of adjoining land from the land that could be included in the Ohio Company purchase - September 24, 1787.

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15. Roscoe R. Hill, ed., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789, vol. 34, (Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1937), 485-486.

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Decision by the Continental Congress on the amount land adjoining the Christian Indian settlements to be reserved, ordering the geograper to survey the three tracts, and putting the land in trust with the Society of the United Brethren for Proagating the Gospel Among the Heathen - September 3, 1788.

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16. Richard Peters, ed., The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, vol. 1, (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1845), 491.

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Section 5 of An Act regulating the grants of land appropriated for Military services, and for the Society of the United Brethren, for proagating the Gospel Among the Heathen, ordering the three tracts in the United Brethren trust be surveyed and patents be issued - June 1, 1796.

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17. Richard Peters, ed., The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, vol. 1, (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1845), 490.

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An Act regulating the grants of land appropriated for Military services, and for the Society of the United Brethren, for proagating the Gospel Among the Heathen - June 1, 1796.

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18. Richard Peters, ed., The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, vol. 2, (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1845), 155.

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An Act in addition to an act, intituled, "An act, in addition to an act regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the Society of the United Brethren, for proagating the Gospel Among the Heathen" - April 26, 1802.

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19. Richard Peters, ed., The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, vol. 2, (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1845), 236.

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An Act to revive and continue in force, an act in addition to an act, intituled, "An act, in addition to an act regulating the grants of land appropriated for Military Services and for the Society of the United Brethren for proagating the Gospel Among the Heathen" - March 3, 1803.

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20. Richard Peters, ed., The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, vol. 1, (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1845), 491.

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Section 2 of An Act regulating the grants of land appropriated for Military services, and for the Society of the United Brethren, for proagating the Gospel Among the Heathen, waiving the fees for surveying and issuing patents (contained in An Act providing for the Sale of the Lands of the United States, in the territory northwest of the river Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentucky river) for military land grants - June 1, 1796.

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21. Richard Peters, ed., The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, vol. 1, (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1845), 468.

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Section 11 of An Act providing for the Sale of the Lands of the United States, in the territory northwest of the river Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentucky river regarding fees for issuing patents and certificates - May 18, 1796.

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22. Walter Lowrie, ed., American State Papers: Public Lands, vol. 1, (Washington D.C.: Duff Green, 1834), 20.

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Section 7 of Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson's report to Congress on unclaimed lands in the territories, in which the lands reserved for the Christian Indians were considered unclaimed because the Indians had emigrated to Canada - November 8, 1791.

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23. Walter Lowrie, ed., American State Papers: Indian Affairs, vol. 2, (Washington D.C.: Gales and Seaton, 1834), 376.

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Report from the Society of the United Brethren for Proagating the Gospel Among the Heathen in response to a February 22, 1822 resolution of the Senate that information on the progress of the Christian Indians be collected.

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24. Walter Lowrie, ed., American State Papers: Indian Affairs, vol. 2, (Washington D.C.: Gales and Seaton, 1834), 372.

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Report from the Society of the United Brethren for Proagating the Gospel Among the Heathen in response to a February 22, 1822 resolution of the Senate that information on the progress of the Christian Indians be collected.

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25. Walter Lowrie, ed., American State Papers: Indian Affairs, vol. 2, (Washington D.C.: Gales and Seaton, 1834), 390.

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Report from the Society of the United Brethren for Proagating the Gospel Among the Heathen in response to a February 22, 1822 resolution of the Senate that information on the progress of the Christian Indians be collected.

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26. Walter Lowrie, ed., American State Papers: Indian Affairs, vol. 2, (Washington D.C.: Gales and Seaton, 1834), 391.

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Report from the Society of the United Brethren for Proagating the Gospel Among the Heathen in response to a February 22, 1822 resolution of the Senate that information on the progress of the Christian Indians be collected.

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27. The Debates and Proceedings of the Congress of the United States of America, vol. 38, 17th Cong., 1st Sess., (Washington: Gales & Seaton, 1855), 229.

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Resolution of the Senate that information on the progress of the Christian Indians be collected - February 22, 1822.

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28. Walter Lowrie, ed., American State Papers: Public Lands, vol. 3, (Washington D.C.: Duff Green, 1834), 537.

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Senate committee report on the "Application of the United Brethren to be divested of the trust estate of the lands conveyed for the benefit of certain Christian Indians" - February 7, 1823.

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29. Richard Peters, ed., The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, vol. 3, (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1846), 749-750.

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An Act making further appropriations for the military service of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three and for other purposes, containing an appropriation for the President to take the necessary measures to get the consent of all parties involved to allow the United States to purchase the rights and title to the land reserved for the Christian Indians - March 3, 1823.

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30. Walter Lowrie, ed., American State Papers: Public Lands, vol. 3, (Washington D.C.: Duff Green, 1834), 615.

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House committee report on the reconveying of the Christian Indians land by the United Brethren to the United States - April 2, 1824.

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31. Richard Peters, ed., The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, vol. 4, (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1846), 56-59.

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An Act providing for the disposition of three several tracts of land in Tuscarawas county, in the state of Ohio, and for other purposes - May 26, 1824.

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32. George Washington to Directors of the Society of the United Brethren for Propagating the Gospel among the Heathen, July 10, 1789, George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799: Series 2, Letterbooks; Letterbook #38.

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George Washington's reply to a letter from the Society of the United Brethren, in which they congratulated him on his election and informed him of the situation of the Christian Indians - July 10, 1789.

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