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Regarding Federal-State Relations and the Establishment of a Settlement at Presqu'ile

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionLibrary of Congress: Andrew Ellicot Papers view image
CollectionHistorical Society Of Pennsylvania: William Irvine Papers (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 July 21, 1794
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Thomas Mifflin (primary)
Summary Reassures Mifflin that the suspension of establishing a settlement at Presqu'ile is temporary, and was not meant (by the President) to supersede the power of Pennsylvania, but sooth relations with the Six Nations, and the President does not seek to interfere in the rights of the individual states. Hypothesizes when, and under what circumstances, the settlement project can be again undertaken. Knox expects word from the treaty commissioner soon.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Mifflin to Washington, 07/22/1794, and Mifflin to Ellicot, 07/23/1794.
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Related Persons/Groups Thomas Mifflin; Henry Knox; Secretary of War; Governor Pennsylvania; Six Nations; President Washington; treaty commissioner; states; western Indians; attorney general; troops; commissioner; discontents; Governor Mifflin; ;
Related Places War Department; Pennsylvania; Presque Isle; Canandaigua; New York; ;
Keywords constitutional powers; laws; campaign; settlement; enlistments; documents; treaty; ;
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