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Reports Plans for Fort Washington; Fears Trouble from Creek Indians

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CollectionWestern Reserve Historical Society History Library: Alfred T. Goodman Papers view image
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PublicationSmith, William Henry, ed. The St. Clair Papers, The Life and Public Services of Arthur St. Clair. N.p. 1881. Reprinted Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1970. (no image)
Document Information
Date January 14, 1790
Author Name Josiah Harmar (primary) Location: Fort Washington
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: New York
Summary Reports visit from the Governor of the Western Territory [Arthur St. Clair], who then left for a visit of the new country, furnished with escorts under Lieut. Doyle and Major Wyllys. Believes Fort Washington will be one of the most solid garrisons in the Territory, describing the layout and construction. Describes surrounding area and inhabitants. Fears trouble from the Creek Nation in Georgia because no treaty could be made. Suggests that the Governor should raise militias in surrounding counties in Pennsylvania and Virginia, for the public service of the protection of the local inhabitants. Difficulty of forwarding mail.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Josiah Harmar; Arthur St. Clair; Lieutenant Doyle; Major Wyllys; Paymasters; Captain Ferguson; Superintendent Pratt; Judge Symmes; Creek Nation; Indians; Militias; Local Inhabitants; Congress; Lieutenant Armstrong; Major Hamtramck; Weca Indians; Governor of the Western Territory; ;
Related Places New York; Fort Washington; Muskingum; Licking River; Fort Harmar; Kentucky; Little Miami; Great Miami; Columbia; Cincinnati; Miami City; Ohio River; Georgia; Pennsylvania; Virginia; War Office; Post Vincennes; Fort Pitt; Danville; Richmond;
Keywords Garrison; Timber; Block Houses; Wagons; Glass; Indian affairs; Indian relation; protection of local inhabitants; treaty; ;
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