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Avoid an Open Rupture with the Crown

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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 July 12, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Major General Richard Butler (primary)
Summary Knox warns against incidents that may incite the British since the present situation of the United States inhibits actions against them unless the honor of the country is at stake.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Richard Butler; Henry Knox; James McClellan; Thomas Rhea; the President [Washington]; Captain Phelon; Major General St. Clair; ;
Related Places War Department; Reading; ;
Keywords affadavit; conduct of the British; aid to the Indians; Rhea's credibility; objects of the campaign; ;
Key Phrases To quarrel and come to an open rupture with the crown of Britain would in the present situation of this country be a very serious affair and to be avoided, if possible, consistently with national honor and dignity.

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