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Assurances of Justice

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date March 28, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Arthur St. Clair (primary)
Summary Knox stresses the need to assure the Seneca Chiefs that the murderers of the friendly Indians will be brought to justice and that liberal compensation for the loss of property will be provided to the friends and relations of the deceased.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Cited in Knox to St. Clair, 04/07/1791.
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Related Persons/Groups Arthur St. Clair; Henry Knox; Cornplanter, a Chief of the Seneca Indians; the President [Washington]; Governor of this State [Thomas Mifflin]; the accused; aggrieved Indians; principal chiefs of the [Senecas]; ;
Related Places War Department; Big Beaver Creek; State of Virginia; ;
Keywords murder of friendly Indians; most pernicious consequences; legal process; General Government; disapprobation of the act; the wound; friendship of the Indians; every legal step; punishment; abhorrence of the transaction; assurance of justice; liberal compensation for loss of property; ;
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