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Infestation of Predatory Indians, Etc.

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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 May 26, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Arthur St. Clair (primary)
Summary The western frontier of Pennsylvania is infested with Indians but the arrival of troops should push them further west. Although there is a deficiency of regular troops that same is not true of levies. It is hoped that the battalion being raised by General Sevier will be at Fort Washington by early July.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Cited in Knox to St. Clair, 06/01/1791.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Arthur St. Clair; Henry Knox; predatory parties of Indians; upper battalion of this State; battalion raising under General Sevier; Colonel Procter; Major General Butler; ;
Related Places War Department; frontiers of [Pennsylvania]; Fort Washington; ;
Keywords arrival of troops; tardiness of the recruiting service; deficiency of the regular troops; deficiency of the levies; ;
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