Affection and Friendship for the Choctaw Nation

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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, Vol. IV, Indian Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
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Date February 17, 1792
Author Name Henry Knox (primary)
Recipient Name Choctaw Nation of Indians (primary)
Summary Knox assures the Choctaws of the affection and friendship of General Washington for the Choctaw nation and enlists their aid in the campaign against the hostile Indians north of the Ohio.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
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Content Notes American State Papers, Indian Affairs
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; your father, General Washington, the Great Chief of the United States; chiefs of the Cherokees; peaceable red people; Choctaws; Creeks; Chickasaws; bad Indians, north of the Ohio; Kickapoos and their allies; our troops; white frontier people; your young warriors; our troops; commanding general at Fort Washington;
Related Places north of the Ohio; Fort Washington; Philadelphia;
Keywords peace with all the Southern tribes; friendship; enemies; war with the bad Indians; frontier settlements; their lands; kindness; lies; large body of troops; two great silver medals; two sets of arm bands; two suits of rich uniform clothes; affection; forerunners of other good things; more extensive presents; Treaty of Hopewell; bond of our union; friends and protectors; next campaign; your happiness; goodness of his heart; friendship of the United States; a great white belt;
Key Phrases General Washington is anxiously desirous that this peace should be rendered as firm and lasting as the mountains; he will cheerfully embrace every occasion to render our friendship closer and closer, and to unite us in bonds of brotherly love.

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