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Disagreeable State of Anxious Suspense

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Document Information
Date July 27, 1792
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wayne reports on the status of the defense of the northwestern frontiers, the embassy to the Chickasaws, the growth of the cavalry, and the improvement of discipline among his troops.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
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Related Persons/Groups Anthony Wayne; Henry Knox; Captain Brady; Colonel Baird; scouts; Captain Cass; Israel Chapin; Rosecrantz; Legation of the Five Nations; Grand Council of the Hostile Indians; Senecas; Delewares; Shawanese; Cornplanter; Six Month's Men; Major McCully; Governor Mifflin; Secretary [Alexander] Dallas; federal troops; woodsmen; General Wilkinson; Chickasaws; Major Ashton; Lieutenant Morris; Lieutenant Price; Captains Carberry and Lewis; embassy to the Chickasaws; cavalry; riflemen; ;
Related Places Counties of Ohio, Washington, and Westmoreland; Indian country; Washington [Pennsylvania]; Big Beaver; Nashville; ;
Keywords actual and active war; apprehensions of danger; language; peace; escort service; enlistments; defense of our frontiers; river; boat of the smallest draft; hand mills; bushels of corn; discipline; redoubts; temporary stabling; finest grain powder; firing into trees; quick firing with wooden snappers; musketry; powder; Howitzers; round pebbles; shot; lists of deserters; ;
Key Phrases This disagreeable state of anxious suspense, if much more intolerable than actual and active war--for those people do really pester me with their apprehensions of danger; which I endeavor to quiet by reasong and assurances of effectual support.

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