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3905. INDIANS, Catherine of Russia and.—

What Professor Adelung mentions of
the Empress Catherine's having procured many
vocabularies of our Indians, is correct. She
applied to M. de Lafayette, who, through the
aid of General Washington, obtained several;
but I never learnt of what particular tribes.—
To Mr. Duponceau. Washington ed. vii, 96.
(M. 1817)