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Wilkinson's Various Accusations Against Generals Wayne & Scott, & Defense of Own Reputation

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionLibrary of Congress: Harry Innes Papers, mm81027201 view image
CollectionSterling Library: John M. & Preston Brown Papers view image
Document Information
Date January 2, 1795
Author Name James Wilkinson (primary) Location: Fort Washington
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Explains that his pursuit of the charges against General Wayne arose from a desire to "elucidate the consistency of my conduct." Waxes long on the wrongs Wayne has done to him, and his long-suffering endurance of them. Says Wayne has only praised Wilkinson in the past because his excellent conduct at the Battle of Fallen Timbers was irrefutable. Submits to the judgment of the War Department concerning Major General Scott; appears to now be complaining about Scott's underhandedness. Thanks Knox for his and the president's expressions of confidence in Wilkinson's abilities, and wishes Knox happiness in private life after his resignation as Secretary of War.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes Private. The second collection partially duplicates the first.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; James Wilkinson;
Related Places Fort Washington;
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