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His Death Was the Consequence of His Actions

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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 13, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Alexander McGillivray (primary)
Summary Knox regrets the murder by whites of an Indian horse thief but reminds McGillivray that a similar fate would have awaited a white man who committed the same crime. He warns McGillivray against any retaliation against these whites and urges that the family of the dead Indian be compensated at the expense of the United States.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander McGillivray; Henry Knox; Governor of Georgia [Telfair]; the President [Washington]; Creek who was killed; Mr. Heth; ;
Related Places War Department;
Keywords message of the lower Creeks; retaliation; stealing of horses; high and prompt punishment; treaty with the Creeks [Treaty of New York]; more intimate union; happiness to the Indians; breach of the peace; private evil; blood; pecuniary compensation; ;
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