[Instructions to Colonel Thomas Procter]

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Date March 11, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Thomas Procter (primary)
Summary Commissioned Procter to act as an emissary to the Miami and Wabash Indians and provided detailed instructions on his role in getting the tribes to come to Fort Washington to negotiate peace. Public will pay for all "reasonable expenses" related to negotiations. Proctor will receive a bonus of $500 if he can persuade the Miami and Wabash Nations to a treaty at Fort Washington.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter
Document Notes Instructions to Colonel Thomas Procter.
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Related Persons/Groups Thomas Procter; Henry Knox; Miami; Wabash; Cornplanter; Big Tree; Half Town; Seneca; Seneka; Six Nations; Wyandot; Delaware; Arthur St. Clair; Wea; Ouitanen; Ouatanon; Michael Houdin; Michael Gabriel Houdin; french; officer; Joseph Howell; Waterman Baldwin; Indian Nation; tribe; Baldwin; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Allegheny River; Oil Creek; Buffalo Creek; Sandusky; Lake Erie; Fort Harmar; Fort Washington; Wabash River; Sunbury; Tioga Point; Wyoming; frontier; territory; Indian lands; Miami town; Oyl Creek; Massachusetts; ;
Keywords treaty; journal; ;
Key Phrases "Your mission requires an acquaintance with human nature and the art of managing the hopes and fears of an uncivilized race of men."

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