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Your Care of Our Safety

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PublicationCarter, Clarence Edwin, ed. The Territorial Papers of the United States. Volume 2, The Territory Northwest of the River Ohio, 1787-1803. 26 Vols. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1934. (no image)
Document Information
Date April 29, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary)
Recipient Name Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department (primary)
Summary Knox instructs the Commissioners to write a letter to Major General Wayne if they are unable to negotiate a treaty with the hostile Indians to express their thanks for ensuring their safety during the treaty talks.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Addressed to The Indian Commissioners.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Benjamin Lincoln; Beverley Randolph; Timothy Pickering; Commissioners; Major General Wayne; Attorney General [Edmund Randolph]; ;
Related Places Sandusky; country northwest of the Ohio; ;
Keywords treaty with the hostile Indians; our safety; general instructions; extract of a letter; ;
Key Phrases "We were at Sandusky [blank] days--Although we did not effect a peace, yet we hope that good may hereafter arise from the mission. The tranquility of the country northwest of the Ohio during the continuance of the treaty evinced your care of our safety and we could not leave this quarter without returning you our unfeigned thanks."

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