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Report of the Secretary at War to Congress.

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PublicationCarter, Clarence Edwin, ed. The Territorial Papers of the United States. Volume 2, The Territory Northwest of the River Ohio, 1787-1803. 26 Vols. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1934. (no image)
Document Information
Date July 10, 1787
Author Name Henry Knox (primary)
Recipient Name Congress of the United States (primary)
Summary Knox refers to depredations most probably committed by the Shawanese and Wabash Indians and says that this matter demands the attention of the government. The strong hand of government must keep the whites and savages a certain distance apart. Number of troops is inadequate. Requests 1500 men, establishment of a chain of forts, and efforts to establish a treaty with Shawanese and Wabash, formation of a military expedition, (with expenses borne by the union).
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
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Related Persons/Groups US Congress; Henry Knox; Shawanese Inidians; Wabash Indians; troops; whites; savages; ;
Related Places forts; ;
Keywords depredations; treaty; military expedition; ;
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