Delay of Movements by the Legion

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Date June 7, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Anthony Wayne (primary)
Summary Knox instructs Wayne that, due to a postponement of the treaty negotiations, it is necessary to postpone any movements by the Legion that might be interpreted by the Indians as a sign of aggression. Although it will be necessary also to delay any deployment of auxiliary forces, it is still essential to make whatever preparations are needed to be ready to march should the treaty negotiations fail.
Document Format Recipient's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Includes an extract from McKee. Spans Images 204-208 of this collection.
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Related Persons/Groups Anthony Wayne; Henry Knox; Commissioners at Niagara; McKee; Indians; Governors of the Western Territory, Pennsylvania and Virginia; General Wayne; Governor of Kentucky; escorts; troops from the upper garrisons; Council of Indians; our warriors; mounted volunteers; recruits; Captain Preston; Lieutenant Colonel Clarke; Quartermaster; Ordinance or Hospital departments;
Related Places War Department; Niagara; Western Territory; Virginia; the Ohio; Kentucky; the line of Pennsylvania down the Ohio; Pittsburgh; post at the mouth of Wheeling; Fort Pitt; Fort Massac;
Keywords postponement of the treaty; abstract from McKee; summer season; expeditions north of the Ohio; necessary precautions; irruptions(?) into their territory; the present war; murders and depredations; this spring; desires for peace; pretext for their ill treatment of the Commissioners; complaint against us; ordinary quantity of provisions; advanced garrisons; expense; your auxillary force and horses; perfect readiness; small garrisons; lowness of the waters; sufficiency of water; month's pay; bounties for any of the old troops; new clothing; work at Fort Massac;
Key Phrases It would appear by the enclosed letter from the Commissioners that the Indians will be highly jealous of any movements toward the head of your line--
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