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Restraining Indian Hostilities, Etc.

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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 August 13, 1790
Author Name George Washington (primary)
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary The President informs Knox of his intention to go to Mount Vernon as soon as public business will permit. Therefore, the President directs the Secretary of War to forward all business that requires his attention immediately. Additionally, the President requests Knox's opinion on restraining Indian hostilities, what further measures can be taken to ensure peace on the frontier, the expediency of issuing a proclamation forbidding territorial encroachments, what measures should be taken of the insult offered to Major Doughty, and what other measures should be adopted for supply of the western posts.
Document Format Printed transcription/modern copy of letter
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; George Washington; Indians; Indian Nation; Major Doughty; tribes; contractor; condemned soldier; ;
Related Places Mount Vernon; frontier; territory; Indian land; western posts; Tennessee; river; Ohio; ceded territory; ;
Keywords hostilities; permission; Indian relations; peace; war; treaty; Act of Congress; protection defense; ;
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