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No Expeditions to Indian Towns

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CollectionVirginia State Library: Executive Papers, Office of Governors Letters view image
CollectionPrinted Version only (no image)
PublicationPalmer, William P., ed. Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts. 11 Vols. Richmond: 1875-1883. Reprinted. New York: Kraus Reprint Corp., 1968. (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 11, 1792
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Henry Lee (primary)
Summary No expeditions to Indian towns unless hostilities are expressed. Peace accord directed by Governor Blount with the Cherokees is believed to be successful.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Lee; Henry Knox; Governor Blount; Cherokee; Indians; Indian Nation; troops; President of the United States; hostile Indians; ;
Related Places War Department; frontier; Virginia; towns; south-western frontiers; Indian Towns; Estanaula; ;
Keywords expedition; general assembly; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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July 11th
Secretary of War to
Governor of Virginia
War-department, July 11th 1792.
Your Excellency's letter of the 4th instant, was received yesterday, and submitted to the President of the United States.
While it is to be hoped the troops stationed on the South-western frontiers may intercept every party of hostile indians, it is the desine of the President of the United States, that no expedition be made against the indian towns at present.
If Governor Blount be not greatly deceived, this proposed general assembling of the Cherokees at Estanaula the 23 of last month (of which I informed you in mine of the 30th) will probably have decided this conduct of the Cherokees.
I have
I have the honor to be, Sir,
with great esteem,
Your most obedient humble serv't:
H Knox
Secy of war -
His Excellency The Governor of Virginia