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The President's Apprehension

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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 October 13, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Major General Richard Butler (primary)
Summary Knox expresses his wish that the operations of the army on the frontier will be successful. He warns of the apprehension of the President with regard to the detention of the troops on the upper parts of the Ohio River which he fears may diminish the opportunity for success.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
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Related Persons/Groups Richard Butler; Henry Knox; army; President [Washington]; troops;
Related Places War Department; upper parts of the Ohio;
Keywords operations of the army; establishment of peace; terms of moderation and justice; detention of the troops; campaign; necessary estabalishments;
Key Phrases The President of the United States has been exceedingly apprehensive, that the detention of the troops on the upper parts of the Ohio, might frustrate the campaign.

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