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Indian Department
Germain to Carleton

Extract of Lord Geo: GERMAINEs Letter to Genl. Sr. Guy CARLETON, Dated Whitehall 19th Feby. 1777.

It is to be expected that Operations in other parts (i.e. besides Genl. BURGOYNEs) will be judged proper to be carried on at the same time where the Assistance of the Indians will also be highly necessary, It is thought fit to send Mr. CLAUS out to Canada in order to his being employed such Secondary expedition.

He was I find long employed by the late Sir Wm. JOHNSON as a Deputy in the Indian Department, is perfectly acquainted with and has great Influence over the Indians in that Country, and upon the Lakes, which are Circumstances, that in a particular manner recommended him for employment in that Quarter.

It is His Majestys Pleasure that the same Allowance of 200 a Year which was made him by Sr. Wm. JOHNSON, and continued by Colo. Guy JOHNSON until a different Arrangement took place be made him out of the Army Contingencies, the said allowance to Commence at the time the former Allowance ceased which was on the 8th of March 1776.


Colo. CLAUS now Writes Col: JOHNSON that he is considered as again in His Department.

University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Sir Henry Clinton Papers, Volume 26, item 32.

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