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Indian Relations

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionNew York State Archives: Governor George Clinton Papers view image
PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Vol. IV, Indian Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date May 11, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name George Clinton (primary) Location: New York
Summary Indian relations and peace keeping efforts.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter made from Recipient's Files
Document Notes Enclosed in Knox to Pickering, 05/18/1791. This document is a surviving fragment of the George Clinton Papers, which suffered extensive damage in a 1911 fire at the State Capitol in Albany, NY. Published in full in American State Papers, Indian Affairs, vol. 1, 168.
Content Notes Burned fragment.
Related Persons/Groups George Clinton; Henry Knox; President of the United States; Captain Joseph Brant; Captain Joseph Brandt; Cornplanter; Six Nations; Western Indians; young warriors; Seneca; Senecas; Indians; Department of War; Colonel Procter; Miami Indians; Kirkland; Colonel Pickering; ;
Related Places New York; War Department; United States; northwest of the Ohio; Ohio River; Painted Post; ;
Keywords convention; pacific measures; authority; Indian affairs; law; character or views; enmity; deputation; justice, policy, and humanity; liberal treatment; concilate; reasonable sum of money; meeting; ;
Key Phrases been impolitic to omit inviting the; eastward of the Senekris to the meeting; seeing you letter to the; relative to Capt Brant and knowing also from separate communication with your Excellency; Brant reposed in your; would not probably be good policy to; active exertions; meeting with the Indians; I am persuaded that the President; upon his arrival in this; beginning of July; receive a visit from Captain Brant; any pecuniary; design of peace upon such; may not hereafter create greater embarrassment; This was a point which I submit to your Excellency's decision; opinion is greatly attached to the United Statespractical;

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