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Proposed Posts at Cumberland and Fort Massac

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PublicationCarter, Clarence Edwin, ed. The Territorial Papers of the United States. Volume 4, The Territory South of the River Ohio, 1790 - 1796. 26 Vols. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1934. (no image)
Document Information
Date March 20, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name George Washington (primary)
Summary Knox informs the President that the post proposed for the Cumberland River would come under the dominion of Governor Blount who must therefore construct it using either militia or regular troops.Construction of the post at Fort Massac should be postponed until the boundaries of the Wasbash Indians have been established.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
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Related Persons/Groups George Washington; Henry Knox; Doctor Williamson; Governor Blount; militia; regular troops; Wabash Indians; ;
Related Places War Department; Cumberland River; Fort Massac; ;
Keywords posts to be established in the Western Country; powers of interior arrangement; definition of the boundaries; ;
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