||May 11, 1791
|| Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
|| George Clinton (primary) Location: New York
||Indian relations and peace keeping efforts.
||Contemporary Copy of Letter made from Recipient's Files
||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.
||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; ;
||New York; War Department; United States; northwest of the Ohio; Ohio River; Painted Post; ;
||convention; pacific measures; authority; Indian affairs; law; character or views; enmity; deputation; justice, policy, and humanity; liberal treatment; concilate; reasonable sum of money; meeting; ;
||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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