Commissioners Advise No Movement, Lest Indians Interpret it as Hostile

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Date May 27, 1793
Author Name Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department (primary) Location: Niagara
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Peace commissioners advise Knox that Wayne should not undertake any movement, lest it provoke the Indians.
Document Format Extract of Letter
Document Notes Spans Images 209-210 of this collection.
Content Notes These is an extract of a letter from Commissioners Benjamin Lincoln, Beverly Randolph, and Timothy Pickering dated Niagara dated 05/27/1793
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; multiple; Benjamin Lincoln; Beverly Randolph; Timothy Pickering; Commissioners; Indians; General Wayne; General Anthony Wayne; Governor Simcoe; scouting parties; troops; ;
Related Places Niagara; Fort Washington; present posts advanced of Fort Washington; Fort Jefferson; ;
Keywords extreme jealousy; movement; advances; posts; mischief; exciting a suspicion; treaty; instructions; cautions; ;
Key Phrases We recollect that your instructions to General Wayne contained many cautions to prevent any steps which might move the jealousy or resentment of the Indians, but not remembering the precise terms we have thought it expedient to drop this hint.
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