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Letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox to the Reverend Samuel Kirkland on recommendation of Captain Hendricks for employment, and Colonel Brant's letter

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionHamilton and Kirkland College: Samuel Kirkland 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 Reverend Samuel Kirkland (primary)
Summary Knox is responding to letter from Kirkland dated 28 April 1791. Knox expresses approval of Kirkland's recommendation of Captain Hendricks for employment. Instructs that he have Hendricks call on Colonel Pickering at Wyoming New York for clothing and other necessaries. General Schuyler mentioned another Chief of the Oneidas of great respectability, but notes that Cornplanter may have anticipated all others and gone forward. Refers to Colonel Brant and notes he is right on principle of boundaries. Idea of conquest ought to be relinquished and purchase and fair sale ought to take place. Will be glad that Kirkland has pushed forward with Captain Hendricks and Chief Peter.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes Also enclosed in Knox to Pickering, 05/18/1791.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Kirkland; Henry Knox; Chief Peter; Colonel Brant; General Schuyler; Captain Hendricks; Colonel Pickering; Oneida; Oneida Chief; Cornplanter; ;
Related Places War Department; Philadelphia; Wyoming; New York; Pennsylvania; ;
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Key Phrases right as to the principle of the boundaries; idea in future of conquest ought to be relinquished and fair purchase and optional sale take place; Oneida chief of great respectability; imagine the Cornplanter has already anticipated the all others and gone forward; furnish him with clothing and necessaries for the present; received your letter; highly approve of Captain Hendricks being employed; reasonable allowance to him for his services;

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