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Murder of Friendly Indians

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PublicationSmith, William Henry, ed. The St. Clair Papers, The Life and Public Services of Arthur St. Clair. N.p. 1881. Reprinted Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1970. (no image)
Document Information
Date March 23, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary)
Recipient Name Arthur St. Clair (primary)
Summary General St. Clair is to ensure that those guilty of the murder of friendly Indians are quickly brought to trial and punished. He is to meet with the principal chiefs of the Senacas to assure them that justice will be done and that compensation for loss of property is due the friends and relatives of the deceased Indians.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
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Related Persons/Groups Arthur St. Clair; Henry Knox; Cornplanter, a Chief of the Seneca Indians; the President [Washington]; Governor [Thomas Mifflin]of [Pennsylvania]; friends of the Indians; aggrieved Indians; guilty persons; principal chiefs of the tribe; ;
Related Places Big Beaver Creek; Virginia; ;
Keywords murder of some friendly Indians; trial; legal process; General Government; wounds; every legal measure; punishment; assurance of justice; liberal compensation; loss of property; ;
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