Worthlessness of Peace Council; Necessity of Keeping Force in Readiness

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Date December 21, 1792
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Legion Ville
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wayne proclaims that the terms of the peace council were so demeaning as to render them worthless. More than ever he proposes a state of readiness that will enable the Legion to move against the Indians at the earliest possible time, pending Congressional and public reaction to the affair at Ft. St. Clair.
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Document Notes Spans Images 152-153 of this collection.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry xxxx Knox; Anthony Wayne; hostile tribes; friendly Indians; Congress; Mr. Simcoes Legion of 2500 men; Queens Rangers; Guard to the Governor; the Council; Smally;
Related Places Legion Ville; the Shipyards near Fort Erie; Wheeling; Fort St. Clair;
Keywords dictatorial terms of Peace from the hostile tribes; insolent propositions from the friendly Indians; the waters of the Lakes; the affair of the 6th of November; depredations within seven miles of this place; Smally's information; we ought more than ever to seize every favorable opportunity in taking new advanced ground & striking at them in every quarter within our reach by volunteer desultory parties--;
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