Protection of Frontiers

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Date December 24, 1789
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Beverley Randolph (primary)
Summary Protection of Virginia frontier to be addressed at next session of Congress. U.S. indebted to state for their supply of ammunition and will be reimbursed.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Beverly Randolph; Henry Knox; Chickasaw; Indian Nation; Indians; white settlers; President of the United States; Virginia Legislature; Indian Department; Congress; Captain Holt; ;
Related Places War Office; Virginia; frontiers; ;
Keywords address; resolutions; Indian affairs; reimbursed; ammunition; ;
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[undecipherable] 5.
Letter from the
Secretary of War, respecting
Indian [undecipherable] and the
ammunition furnished to the
Chickasaw.
Dec. 24th 1789
War Office Decr 24th 1789
Sir,
The President of the United
States has directed me, to acknow-
ledge the receipt of your Excellencys
favor of the 12th Instant enclosing
an address, and certain resolutions
of the Honorable the Legislature of
Virginia passed in their late session
both being on the subject of Indian
affairs.
He has also directed me
Sir to inform you, that the state
of the Indian department will be
laid fully before the Congress at
the session about to take place -
and that it is his firm expectation
that
that such arrangements will be adopted
as shall afford satisfaction and
protection to the frontiers.
He has further directed
Sir, that you be informed that he
considers the United States as highly
obliged to the State of Virginia for
its ready and effectual supply of
ammunition to the Chickasaw nation,
and that the same be immedi-
ately reimbursed. For which
purpose I have the honor to enclose
an order to your Excellency on Captain
Holt who has charge of the stores
of the United States at New London in
Virginia.
I have the honor to be
your Excellency's most
obedient Humble servant,
Knox Secretary
of War
His Excellency
Governor Randolph