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Detachments to Oswego and Niagara

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Date May 1796
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Thomas Lewis (primary)
Summary Capt. Lewis is asked by James McHenry and George Washington to deliver a letter to Governor-General Lord Dorchester in Canada. Lewis is to inform Lord Dorchester that detachments of U.S. troops are in motion to take possession of the posts at Oswego and Niagara and that they have orders to evacuate, based on the terms of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce (Jay Treaty). Lewis is to immediately return to Philadelphia after delivering the order, and as part of a detachment from West Point, will proceed to march to Oswego and Niagara.
Document Format Copy of Signed Document
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Related Persons/Groups Thomas Lewis; James McHenry; Lord Dorchester; George Washington; military; troops; Governor General; Guy Carleton; ;
Related Places War Office; Canada; posts; Philadelphia; Oswego; Niagara; ;
Keywords Treaty of Amity; detachment; Jay Treaty; ;
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