Knox copies minutes from Washington's speech

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Date October 24, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary)
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Summary Document, minutes for the President's speech; discusses impartial justice for Indians; mentions system for national militia.
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Document Notes Document written in the hand of Knox
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Related Persons/Groups George Washington; Henry Knox;
Related Places War Department; United States; ;
Keywords general militia; nature of things peculiarly vulnerable; fortification of such places; wisdom and dignity; national security; convince the refractory of the power of the United States to restrain and punish their deprededations; offers of peace; deluded tribes and a considerable number of individuals have lately denounced all further opposition; removed from their former situation and placed themselves under the protection; intimate intercourse may be effected tending to advance the happiness of the indians and to attach them firmly; indians should experience the benefits of an impartial administration of justice; mode of alienating their lands the main source of discontent and war should be defined and regulated by such principles as to prevent all controversy; rational experiments; civilization; proer penalties should be provided for such lawless persons as shall violate the treaties; unenlightened race of men; happiness materially depends on the conduct of the US; highly economical and honorable to the national character; establishing a system for the national defence; offers of pacification were held for the hostile tribes upon terms of moderation and justice; pursuance of the powers vested in my by law I have directed such measures for re-establishiing the tranquility of the western frontiers as appeared adequate and proper for the purpose; treaties were held; just means used to attack the wavering and to confirm the well disposed titles of indians in their friendship to the United States; ;
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