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Negotiations with Indians on Ohio River Boundary; Expectation of War

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 22, 1793
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Legion Ville
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wayne discusses the meeting he had with the Corn Planter and other chiefs and warriors and expresses his belief that the Indians have established the Ohio River as a firm boundary between the U.S. and Indian territory. Apparently there will be war unless a satisfactory treaty is negotiated.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Wayne, 03/30/1793. Spans Images 190-193 of this collection.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Anthony Wayne; Quartermaster General; the President; President; savages; perfect marksmen; New Arrow; the Sachem; Captain O'Bale; Corn Planter; Cornplanter; delegates of the six nations; interpreter; Mr. Joseph Nicholson; Indians; Six Nations; Scouts; General Wilkinson; Big Tree; the Commissioners; legal delegates; ensigns; hostile Indians; hunters; ;
Related Places Legion Ville; Legionville; German Flats above Albany; Pittsburgh; Ohio River; Albany; ;
Keywords Return or Estimate of every article wanted; certified copies of the speeches and talks; no mistake in the interpretation; great art in the speech of the Corn Planter; the treaty; the boundary of a lasting peace; strong and plain language; real want of horses; mares; strength of the garrisons; number of scouts; return; estimate; article; campaign; military stores; ammunition; certified copies; speeches; navigation; treaty; boundary; boundary line; peace; horses; express; mares; little necessaries; garrisons; post script; compensation; ;
Key Phrases I have now the honor to enclose you certified copies of the speeches or talks held at this place by New Arrow (the Sachem) Capt. O'Bale, or (Corn Planter) delegates from the six nations & myself on the 17th, 19th, & 20th instant-- They mean to continue the war until the treaty takes place

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