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Resolving Issues with the Senecas

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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 February 10, 1792
Author Name Henry Knox (primary)
Recipient Name Seneca Chiefs (primary)
Summary Knox tells New-Arrow, Cornplanter, Big-Log, and other Seneca chiefs that he would like to meet with them in Philadelphia in order to resolve any issues that might stand in the way of friendship between the Senecas and the United States.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes American State Papers
Related Persons/Groups Seneca Chiefs; Henry Knox; Lieutenant Jeffers; bad Indians; President [Washington]; the New Arrow, the Cornplanter, and two other principal chiefs; white people; Captain Snake; Farmer's Brother and other chiefs; our own women and children; Captain Waterman Baldwin;
Related Places Philadelphia; the Allegheny; Buffalo Creek;
Keywords fast friends of the United States; highest openess and truth; families; further propositions concerning your own safety; friendship;
Key Phrases Your situation is such, and the bad Indians are so hostile, that it is the desire of the President of the United States that the New-Arrow, the Cornplanter, and two other principal chiefs should immediately repair to Philadelphia in order to decide on the measures which shall best promote the common good of the Senecas and the white people.

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