Forecast of Indian Attendance at Sandusky, Etc.

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Date June 20, 1793
Author Name Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky (primary) Location: Navy Hall
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Federal commissioners for conference at Sandusky report that interpreter Parish is late, probably due to incessant rains. Moravian missionaries, John G. Heckewelder, Dr. McCoskey, Captain Hendricks with companions of Stockbridge Indian tribe, sailed from Fort Erie to Detroit to gain intelligence. They await arrival of commissioners, who intend to go to Detroit. Canada Lt. Governor Simcoe objected, recommending mouth of Detroit River, where accommodations may be found. Commissioners plan to embark as soon as Parish returns. Forecast of Indian attendance at Sandusky Conference as follows: Oneidas, Onandaguas, Cayugas; Senakas from Genesee and Buffalo Creek, Onandagues, Cayugas from Buffalo Creek under Fish Carrier. Proceedings will probably go on longer than expected unless cut short by demands which the commissioners cannot meet. No further information from Colonel McKee on when conference will begin. He and Brandt attending council at Rapids of Miami, Ohio.
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Document Notes This document is enclosed in instructions to the commissioners appointed to deal with the hostile Indians north of the Ohio, in the form of a journal of their proceedings, submitted to the House of Representatives on December 4, 1793. This document is an integral part of [Public Reports] and other communications of the Secretary of War, 12/99/1793.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; John G. Heckewelder; Moravian missionaries; Jasper Parish; Dr. McCoskey; Captain Hendricks; Stockbridge Indian tribe; Lt. Governor Simcoe; Federal commissioners; Benjamin Lincoln; Timothy Pickering; Beverley Randolph; Colonel McKee; Oneidas; Onandaguas; Cayugas; Senakas from Genesee and Buffalo Creek; Onandagues; Cayugas from Buffalo Creek; Fish Carrier; Brandt; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Navy Hall; Detroit; Fort Erie; Detroit River; Lake Erie; Genesee; Buffalo Creek; Miami River; Miami Rapids; Maumee; Rapids of Miami; ;
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