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Report from Fort Washington

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionPrinted Version only view image
CollectionOhio Historical Society: Anthony Wayne Transcripts (no image)
CollectionDawes Memorial Library: Rufus Putnam Collection (no image)
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)
Document Information
Date July 5, 1792
Author Name Rufus Putnam (primary) Location: Fort Washington
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Report on Army affairs on the Ohio frontier, report of an Indian attack on an Army detachment near Fort Jefferson, estimated Indian intentions, and recommendations on negotiations with the Indians
Document Format Typed letter
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Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Rufus Putnam; General Wilkinson; Fort Jefferson; Mr. Bego; Major Hamtramck; Major Trueman; Colonel Hardin; friend Hendrick; Mr. Vigo; prisoners; interpreter; great chief of the nation [Washington]; hostile tribes; Shawanese; Six Nations; Colonel Lewis; ;
Related Places Fort Washington; Marietta; Gallipolis; Pittsburgh; Tawa River; Vincennes; Kentucky; Philadelphia; Fort Knox; the Wabash; Fort Jefferson; Seven Castle; Eel River; ;
Keywords dead bodies; horses; scarlet coat; flag; sacrifice; language; treaty; boundaries of their land; justice; purchasing their land; prejudice; peace; the President's speech; ;
Key Phrases Yet, I much doubt if those measures are countenanced by the Chiefs in general; I rather believe they are the work of a few who by such means endeavor to distract the Councils of the more moderate and thereby prevent [illegible] treaties taking place, while a great majority are wishing for such an event;...

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