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Proceedings of the Court of Inquiry

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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, Military Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date September 24, 1791
Author Name Major General Richard Butler (primary) Location: Fort Washington
Recipient Name Arthur St. Clair (primary)
Summary This is the letter from Butler accompanying the transcipt of the proceedings of the Court of Inquiry into the military performance of General Harmar. Without any evidence being provided by members of the Kentucky militia, the proceedings are closed and the transcript presented to General St. Clair.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
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Related Persons/Groups Arthur St. Clair; Richard Butler; Brigadier General Harmar; Miami Indians;
Related Places Fort Washington; Kentucky;
Keywords proceedings of the Court of Inquiry; the late expedition against the Miami Indians; your excellency's letter of the 15th; depositions handed in; the seal of any court of record; prothonotary of any county;
Key Phrases I have the honor to enclose to your Excellency the proceedings of the Court of Inquiry which sat agreeably to the general order of the 14th instant, "to inquire into the personal conduct of Brigadier General Harmar, commanding officer of the late expedition against the Miami Indians."

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