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Treaty Negotiations; Hopes for Leniency Toward Deserter

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Document Information
Date February 2, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Anthony Wayne (primary)
Summary Treaty negotiations will be held on the St. Dusky [Sandusky] River to determine once and for all whether or not there will be war with the Indians. A deserter named Richardson is the son of worthy parents in Maryland so it is hoped that, if he is caught, some resolution of his fate might be reached short of death.
Document Format Recipient's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Spans Images 154-156 of this collection.
Content Notes The date for this letter should be 02/02/1793 instead of 02/01/1793. There is a DCF 22 file which includes the same letter with the correct date.
Related Persons/Groups xxx Anthony Wayne xxxxx; xxx Henry xxxx Knox xxxxx; President of the United States; farmer's brother [Indian name]; Col. Hull of Massachusetts; Congress; Doctor Strong; Doctor Lyman; Richardson; Governor Lee of Maryland; Captain Buchanan's Company; deserter;
Related Places War Department; Sandusky River; Massachusetts; Maryland; Niagara;
Keywords defects of the howitzers; treaty; session of Congress; public opinion; peace; war; the appointment of surgeon's mate; a sort of idiot; the misery of his worthy parents; predicament of a deserter;
Key Phrases ...three [treaty] commissioners will be appointed before the termination of the session of Congress to negotiate this business--this conference will bring the public opinion to a crisis--either a peace will be made or the public mind united to carry on the war vigorously.

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