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Preparation for An Aggressive Campaign

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CollectionClements Library: Anthony Wayne Letterbooks view image
Document Information
Date April 20, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Anthony Wayne (primary)
Summary Should the treaty negotiations be unsuccessful, Knox orders Wayne to be fully prepared for an aggressive campaign by August 1st at the latest. In an eight-page letter, Knox details the preparations to be be made including troop deployments, intelligence, and stores
Document Format Recipient's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Spans Images 181-189 of this collection.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Anthony Wayne; Henry Knox; President of the United States; George Washington; troops; Commissioners; Regulars; three thousand efficient non-Commissioned and privates; mounted volunteers of Kentucky; the Enemy; one thousand prime mounted volunteers from the frontiers; Indians; Wabash; Quartermaster General; Secretary of the Treasury; horse drivers; Treasury Department; Brigadier General Posey; Major Blount; Captain Melcher; Captain Carberry; Captain Buchanan; Preston; Preston's company; recruits; Cherokees; Captain Gassaway; late Maryland line; provisional ensigns; ;
Related Places War Department; upper parts of the Ohio; Ohio River; Indian Country; Sandusky; the frontiers; Kentucky; Miami Village; Miami River; Lake Erie; Wabash River; Fort Jefferson; Fort Washington; Great Kenhawa; Maryland; ;
Keywords all the powder requested; powder; public possession; considerable rains; general orders; all possible caution and vigilance; eruptions of any parties of whites toward the Indian Country; treaty; unsuccessful issue; operations; a successful treaty; peace; mission; tranquility of the country northwest of the Ohio; our unfeigned thanks; vigorous offensive operations; perfect readiness; your march; garrisons; the enemy's towns; present political circumstances of this Country; port; posts; chains of subordinate posts of communication; your advanced post of departure; state of defense; original instructions; marching; encamping; patrols; intelligence of the numbers and situation of the Enemy; welfare and reputation of the government; war; your reputation; stores; purchase; warrant; pay; pay of the horse drivers; the astonishing sum of twelve thousand dollars for the pay of his department; enlisted; bounties; money forwarded for their bounties; intelligence; regular information; summer season; wages; regular information from you should be received; present hostile disposition of the Cherokees; real signatures of the Commissioners; enclosed letter; actual service; provisional arrangement; appointment; ;
Key Phrases the Commissioners are instructed to use every exertion to bring the treaty to a close on or before the first of August next so that in case of an unsuccessful issue you may have time to carry on your operations.

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