Intelligence Report to the Secretary at War

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CollectionNational Archives of Canada: MG23 HI1, John Graves Simcoe, Papers view image
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Date February 2, 1792
Author Name Anonymous (primary)
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary This letter is an anonymous intelligence report from the frontier to Henry Knox, asking him not to reveal the correspondence between them to Judge McComb. Also, in order to prevent the Saganaw and Michillimakina Indians from assisting other hostile tribes on the frontier, the sender of the report recommends that Knox authorize the release of Indian prisoners. Further states that the paroled Indians should be equipped with trade goods, skillfully inoculated, and sent along a designated route with infected articles. Caldwell, Elliot and LaMott are identified in this report as enemies to the States.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; John McKee; Caldwell's Bloodhounds; Negroes; Captain Bumbrey; Lt. Siloy; Robinson; John Greves; Elliot; LaMott; French; English; Spanish; John Smith; 5th Regiment; Judge McComb; Saganaw; Michillimakina; Indians; enemies; hostile tribesl; McKee; English; Miamis; Captain Bumbery; Lieutenant Silvy; Naval Department; King; Lieutenant Turner; Caldwell's Bloodhounds; Turner; savages; Wabash; Saggina; Mammie; commandant; villain; prisoner; Guirty; commissioner; Mr. McComb; Major John Smith; 5th Regiment; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Britain; Lexington; Europe; Fort Jefferson; Ohio; Sandusky; ;
Keywords carts; wagons; ammunition; Simcoe Papers; intelligence report; embezzlement; lead; presents; horses; negroes; ordinance stores; waggons; wagons; entrenching tools; Indian tongue; gun ship; skillful doctor; inoculation; cannon; anonymous letter; ;
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