Information on Frontiers Addressed by Congress

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PublicationPalmer, William P., ed. Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts. 11 Vols. Richmond: 1875-1883. Reprinted. New York: Kraus Reprint Corp., 1968. (no image)
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Date February 26, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Beverley Randolph (primary)
Summary Papers presented to Congress. Congress to decide on action to protect frontier.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Beverley Randolph; Henry Knox; Congress; President; Governor of Virginia; ;
Related Places War Department; Congress; Virginia; frontier; territory; ;
Keywords deliberations; ;
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Secretary at War, concerns Western Defense
Read March 9. 1791
Feby 26th 1791
[circular stamp which reads} 26 FE
[addressed to]His Excellency the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia
H Knox
War Department, the 26th February 1791
The President of the United States has this day referred to me, your Excellency's letter to him of the 17th instant, relative to your communications of the 4th of last month.
And in obedience to his orders, I have the honor, Sir, to inform you that your communications being considered as highly important to elucidate the present situation of the frontiers were therefore with other papers of the same nature, on the 20th of last month, laid by him before the two houses of Congress.
That measures calculated for the effectual protection of the frontiers, have been repeatedly under the deliberations of Congress, and it is expected will be concluded upon in a day or two.
That as soon as Congress shall
decide upon this important subject, the result shall be transmitted to your Excellency.
With great Respect, I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most obedt & most huml servt
H Knox, Secy of War
His Excellency The Governor of Virginia