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Peace Has Failed, But No Offensives Yet; Accountability of Contractors

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionClements Library: Anthony Wayne Letterbooks view image
CollectionPrinted Version only (no image)
MicrofilmHistorical Society Of Pennsylvania: Anthony Wayne Papers (no image)
PublicationKnopf, Richard C., ed. Anthony Wayne, A Name In Arms: The Wayne-Knox-Pickering-McHenry Correspondence. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1960. (no image)
Document Information
Date December 7, 1792
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Anthony Wayne (primary)
Summary Though it looks as if the peace council has failed, it is still mandatory that no offensive operations against the Indians be undertaken north of the Ohio River. Friendly Indians, such as Wyandots and Delawares, should be welcomed although with a watchful eye. Contractors must be held responsible for defective or stale stores and magazines for their stores should be located near military posts and not at a distance simply for their convenience.
Document Format Recipient's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Cited in Wayne to Knox, 12/21/1792. Spans Images 131-134 of this collection.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Anthony Wayne; Henry Knox; troops; the public; American Legion; hostile Indians; Israel Chapin; Chiefs of the Six Nations; two houses of Congress; Commissioners; proposed Council; Indians northwest of the Ohio; unarmed and perhaps friendly disposed Indians; Wyandots and Delawares; Contractors; Secretary of the Treasury; the enemy; paymaster;
Related Places War Department; Legionville; Buffalo Creek; Auglaize; Pittsburgh; Fort Washington; Fort Jefferson; military posts;
Keywords school of discipline of the Amrican Legion; results of the overtures to the hostile Indians; peace; public opinion; war; no offensive operations; highest degree of military vigilence; stale fed beef, flour, whiskey, etc.; cattle and other provisions; contract with the Secretary of the Treasury; storehouses for the reception of provisions; magazines; road; two months pay;
Key Phrases shall then appear upon a fair experiment that peace is unattainable but by a sacrifice of national character and national Justice, it is presumed that public opinion will support the war in a more vigorous manner than at present, until it shall be sucessfully terminated--

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