Treaty Talks as Delaying Action; Desire for Offensive to Capture Supplies

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CollectionClements Library: Anthony Wayne Letterbooks view image
MicrofilmHistorical Society Of Pennsylvania: Anthony Wayne Papers (no image)
PublicationKnopf, Richard C., ed. Anthony Wayne, A Name In Arms: The Wayne-Knox-Pickering-McHenry Correspondence. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1960. (no image)
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Date July 2, 1793
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Hobsons Choice near Ft Washington
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wayne continues to believe that the treaty talks are simply the means by which the Indians and British seek to procrastinate until the military situation is most favorable to their interests. He believes that his Army is ready for the campaign but continues to lament the lack of supplies. He argues that a campaign against the location of Indian stores should be taken immediately so as to capture them for American use.
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Document Notes Cited in Knox to Wayne, 07/10/1793. Spans Images 238-246 of this collection.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Anthony Wayne; Commissioners; British Indian Agent; Colonel McKee; the British Indian Agent Col. McKee; Captain Melcher; hostile Indians; Cornplanter; the Cornplanter; New Arrow; Surgeon General; merchants at this place; merchants; Mr. Morrison; Mr. Martin; Governor Shelby of Kentucky; Isaac Shelby; mounted volunteers; General Scott; other Generals; Field Officers; the British; Mr. Wells; Mr. McKee; southern Indian tribes; southern chiefs; May; Mays; Confederated Indians; Major of Brigade Littlestrales; Kentuckians; warriors; General Gibson; Inspectors or County Lieutenants of Washington, Westmoreland, la Fayette & Allegheny Counties in Pennsylvania; President; the President; ;
Related Places Hobsons Choice near Ft Washington; Hobsons Choice; Fort Washington; Jefferson; Fort Jefferson; Shippensburgh; Shippensburg; Pittsburgh; Pittsburg; Kentucky; the lower Sandusky; Sandusky; France; Ohio; Ohio River; Michilimackinac; Mississippi River; rapids of the Miami; Miami River; Europe; Indian towns; Lake; frontier counties of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania; Ohio County in Virginia; Virginia; Big Beaver; lower Sandusky; Washington County; Westmoreland County; la Fayette County; Alleghany County; Ohio County; ;
Keywords boat; demonstration of troops or stores; my speech to the Cornplanter & New Arrow; a permanent peace; posts; new Posts in front of those we now possess; pending treaty; supplies; the supplies mentioned in my letter; withdraw; garrison; campaign; auxiliary force of horses; movement of the troops; sickly; hospital stores; procure; temporary supply; exorbitant advanced price for every article; twenty or thirty wagon loads of public stores; wagon loads; public stores; so infamous a character; single team; universally defrauded; Council of the General Officers; should the water fail; the nomination of Captains and subalterns; Commissions for the General and Field Officers; commissions; conduct and motives; motives of the British in procrastinating the pending treaty; procrastination is the object; affairs in France; boundary; seven horse loads of very valuable presents; gold & silver laced clothing; full and permanent settlement; confederacy; claims; arms, ammunition, provision and clothing; intelligence; expedition against the Indians towns and settlements; stores and supplies for the Indians; necessary supplies; enclosed letters; blank commissions; general returns; ;
Key Phrases should they have the temerity to engage us I trust that they will have no cause to triumph from the encounter for altho our numbers are few, there appears a strong anxiety for an interview and a pleasing confidence of victory from the Generals down to the private soldier
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