If Pacific Overtures Should Fail

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Date July 12, 1792
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Isaac Shelby (primary)
Summary Knox informs Shelby that the United States intends to negotiate with the Indians for a treaty of peace and requests that Shelby issue orders to prevent the Kentucky Militia from raiding the Indian country, but if peace fails he informs Shelby that the President expects the Kentucky Militia to aid the U.S. Army in any campaign.
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Related Persons/Groups Isaac Shelby; Henry Knox; the President [Washington]; levies; militia of Kentucky; depredatory parties of Indians; ;
Related Places War Department; Indian country; ;
Keywords government of Kentucky; office of Chief Magistrate; depredations; discipline and good order; Indian war; just policy; moderate and humane views of the United States; peace upon proper terms; negotiations; pacific overtures; ;
Key Phrases The President of the United States expresses his confidence that in case the pacific offers should fail of producing the desired effect, and it should result that force is to decide the contest that you and the state of Kentucky will exhibit a lively zeal in cooperating with the Army...
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