Opinions Regarding Sending an Agent to the Choctaw Nation.

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Date June 1, 1793
Author Name Thomas Jefferson (primary) Location: Philadelphia
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Summary The cabinet members and Attorney General provide their opinions on sending an agent to the Choctaw Nation to solicit Choctaw support of the Chickasaws in their war against the Creeks. Jefferson and Knox support that action while Randolph fears Spanish support of the Creeks and Hamilton favors American mediation of the conflict between the Creeks and Chickasaws.
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Document Notes The document was signed by Jefferson, Knox, Randolph, and Hamilton. It is in the handwriting of Jefferson, Randolph, and Hamilton.
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Related Persons/Groups Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State; Henry Knox, Secretary of War; Edmund Randolph, Attorney General; Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury; Agent; Choctaw Nation; Chickasaws; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Spain; ;
Keywords present war with the Creeks; arms and ammunition; peace; general policy of employing Indians against Indians; arms; ;
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