Federal Commissioners note to Governor Simcoe on Sandusky Conference proceedings

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Date June 7, 1793
Author Name Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky (primary) Location: Navy Hall, opposite Niagara
Recipient Name Lieutenant General John Graves Simcoe (primary) Location: Navy Hall, opposite Niagara
Summary Federal Commissioners beg leave to suggest the following to Governor Simcoe of Upper Canada. Request that all proper means be used to ensure success. Ask the Governor for assistance in making preparatory arrangements; that all the efforts will be fruitless unless means are used to counteract the deep seated prejudice against whites based on the acts of a few. As an example, Commissioners point out that the Declaration of Mohawk from Grand River states that Governor Simcoe encourages Indians to make peace, but not to give up any land to the United States. United States is willing to make ample compensation for lands. Ask for military presence to help induce the Indians to negotiate with confidence the terms of peace. Based on sales and settlements, founded on Treaties of Ft. McIntosh and Ft. Harmar, the Ohio River cannot be the boundary line.
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Related Persons/Groups Federal Commissioners Sandusky Conference; Benjamin Lincoln; Timothy Pickering; Beverley Randolph; Governor John Graves Simcoe; military officers; Western Indians; British Government; British Army; ;
Related Places Mohawk; Upper Canada; Grand River; United States; Ft. McIntosh; Ft. Harmar; Ohio River; Great Britain; Ontario; ;
Keywords Sandusky Conference; British United States relations at Treaty Talks at Sandusky; ;
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