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Hopes for Peace Conference & Preparations for Movement Should It Fail

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionClements Library: Anthony Wayne Letterbooks view 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 March 5, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Anthony Wayne (primary)
Summary Knox talks about the coming peace conference with the Indians and hopes that the commissioners will be successful in achieving a satisfactory peace without sacrificing national honor. If not, Wayne's army should be well trained and ready to march as soon as the weather permits. All requested stores, powder, and lead will be transported with dispatch. Promotions of officers are enclosed.
Document Format Recipient's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Cited in Wayne to Knox, 03/22/1793. Spans Images 164-167 of this collection.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Anthony Wayne; Henry Knox; Collins; hostile Indians; commissioners; the Legislature [Congress]; people of the United States; the public; troops; President of the United States; perfect marksmen; Captain Preston; sixty recruits intended for riflemen; officers; ensigns; Brigadier Wilkinson; ____Brown; Captains and Subalterns; Army; scouts; Captains of the Second Regiment; Captain Armstrong; deranged officers of the late war; Lieut. Col. Clark;
Related Places War Department; lower Sandusky; New York; Albany; Fort Schuyler; Oswego; Niagara; Charlotte Courthouse in Virginia; Point Pleasant; mouth of the great Kenhawa; Pittsburgh; the Ohio; Fort Washington; upper parts of the Ohio; the Ohio and the Allegheny from Fort Franklin to the falls of the Ohio;
Keywords Collins's affidavits; Conference; permanent peace; highest wisdom and knowledge of the human character; sacrifice of national character and honor; conflict with the savages; disciplining of the troops; ammunition; expense; powder and lead; all the stores you have requested; inspection of the tents; muskets; rifles; roads; promotions; his Christian name; relative rank of the Captains and Subalterns; weather; strength of the garrisons on the upper parts of the Ohio; number of Scouts; season sufficiently advanced; memorial from certain Captains; all circumstances relative to rank; the late war; Act of the 5th March 1792;
Key Phrases If after every effort shall be made, it shall be found that peace is unattainable but by the sacrifice of national character & honor, it is to be hoped that the public will have but determined as to the vigor with which the war shall be pursued.

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