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Purchasing of Rations; Need for Cessation of Movement During Negotiations, for Safety of Negotiators

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 April 13, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Anthony Wayne (primary)
Summary Rations should be purchased from Contractors near posts so that the prices will be reasonable. It is vital that no offensive actions or incursions into Indian territory be made while the treaty is being negotiated because if such actions were taken, the Indians would probably kill the Commissioners. If, however, the treaty negotiations fail, every preparation for the campaign should have been made so that success is assured.
Document Format Recipient's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Wayne, 04/13/1793. Spans Images 175-180 of this collection.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Anthony Wayne; Henry Knox; President of the United States; men least capable of active service; the Scouts; Brigadier General Wilkinson; Armstrong; the Public; Contractors; the recruits; Major Rudolph; his family; Commissioners; troops; Mr. Belli the deputy Quartermaster; Quartermaster General;
Related Places War Department; Mount Vernon; upper parts of the Ohio; Fort Washington; the frontiers; Niagara; lower Sandusky; Indian country;
Keywords Scouts and garrisons for the posts on the upper parts of the Ohio; strength of the garrisons; your efficient force; vacancies; camp; mass of your troops; price of the ration; margin of the river Ohio; the stores; his private affairs; result of the treaty; hostile or offensive operations; incursions into Indian country; peculiar caution in any demonstrations of stores or magazines; considerable accumulation of troops; result of the treaty; discipline of the troops; success of our Army; the honor of the Army; communications from the Quartermaster General; garrisons;
Key Phrases As the Commissioners will be unprotected by troops their lives will depend upon an absolute restraining of all hostile or offensive operations during the Treaty--For most indisputably if any incursions into the Indian Country should be made, while the Treaty is progressing the Commissioners would be sacrificed--

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