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General Policy for Southern Frontier

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CollectionGeorgia Department of Archives and History: Georgia Executive Department view image
Document Information
Date April 29, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Governor Edward Telfair (primary) Location: Augusta, Georgia
Summary Governor Blount to travel to Philadelphia to discuss policy for dealing with Indians. General policy to be adopted and transmitted to Governor Telfair.
Document Format Copy of Signed Document
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Edward Telfair; Henry Knox; Blount; Secretary of War; President; Creek; Indians; Indian Nation; hostiles; ;
Related Places Augusta, Georgia; War Department; southern frontier; frontier; territory; ;
Keywords arms; armament; ship; supply; ;
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Indian Affairs
War department
April 29th 1793
Your two favors of the third and eighth instt have been received and submitted to the President of the United States.
Information has also been recently received from Governor Blount relatively to the hostile dispositions of some of the upper Creeks and the mass of the lower Cherokees and that a War exists between the Chickasaws and upper Creeks.
Governor Blount alarmed at the posture of affairs has set out for this City in order to concert with the Executive of the United States the measures which shall be adviseable.
As the business which he will to have transact will be blended with the state of affairs related by your Excellency the President of the United States is desirous that some general principles should be adopted which shall be applicable (as far as circumstances will admit) to the general State of the Southern frontiers, the result of which shall be transmitted to you -
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In the mean time however the Arms and Ammunit which were mentioned in my letter of the Ninth of March, are now shipped on board the Schooner Peggy, Captain Helly, agreeably to the enclosed invoice -
A Letter has been written to Mr. Habersham to have this immediately transported to Augusta -
I have the honor to be Your Excellencys most obedient servant
H Knox Secy of War
His Excellency Governor Telfair
War department
[signature] H Knox
His Excellency The Governor of Georgia
Sy at War
29 April 1793
Arms & Ammunition
[stamps] FREE; 3 MA; GAr