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Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Knox

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CollectionNew-York Historical Society: Henry O'Reilly Collection view image
CollectionPrinted Version only (no image)
PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Vol. IV, Indian Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date June 26, 1794
Author Name [not available]
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses council at Buffalo Creek; discusses White encroachment; discusses Indian delegation to Pennsylvania; mentions hostile Indians; advises treating with Six Nations at Buffalo Creek.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Mifflin, 07/15/1794.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Israel Chapin; Ellicot; Captain Denny; ;
Related Places Fort Le Beouf; United States; Le Beouf; State of Pennsylvania; Presque Isle; Buffalo Creek; Canandaigua; ;
Keywords displeased with having those lands surveyed; not legally purchased; commissioners appointed to treat with the Six Nations; treaty should be holden at their council fire; opposed to the establishing of garrisons in this quarter; involve them in a war with the hostile indians; minds of the Six Nations are much disturbed at the injuries they say they have sustained; they are still opposed to war; live in peace with the United States; copy of the speech which had been delivered to me; answer which they made; no excuse would answer; obliged to comply with their request; deputation from the Six Nations consisting of sixteen chiefs and warriors; met the indians in general council; desire those people to move off who had made encroachments on their lands; attend a council at Buffalo Creek; waited more than a week after my first notification for my son to return; answer from you; chiefs, growing impatient, kept constantly sending runners; obliged to set out; information from you; found the minds of the indians much agitated with regard to the moves made by the state of Pennsylvania; ;
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