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Meeting with Friendly Tribes at Vincennes

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Document Information
Date February 14, 1793
Author Name Rufus Putnam (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Putnam descirbes his meeting with friendly tribes at Vincennes where the Indians were given clothing, blankets, and ornaments to confirm the friendship of the American government.
Document Format Typed letter
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Rufus Putnam; Indian prisoners; women and children; chiefs; Quartermaster; escort; Captain Peters; Joseph Baird; Major Hamtramck; Mr. Beard; Major Vanderbergh; Illinois Indians; wives; the infirm; Weachtenos; Piankeshaws; the President [Washington]; Delawares; chiefs of the hostile tribes; Mr. William, Interpreter; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Vincennes; Fort Washington; Eel Creek; Muskingham; ;
Keywords official report; clothing; treaty; silver ornaments; speech; gratitude; act of generosity; American government; council; act of generosity; deliveries; state of my health; powder and lead; magazine; Indian goods; blankets; provision return; wages; ;
Key Phrases Their speeches on the occasion were not taken down but they were all expressive of their gratitude and I am fully convinced that this unconditional act of generosity on the part of the United States had a great influence in producing that confidence in the American government.

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