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Warning that Wayne's Preparations Signal to Indians that U.S. is Preparing for War

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionClements Library: Anthony Wayne Letterbooks view image
Document Information
Date July 10, 1793
Author Name Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department (primary)
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary The Commissioners are warning Knox that Wayne's recent movements and provisioning send a strong signal to the Indians at the Niagara peace council that US forces are preparing for war.
Document Format Letterbook
Document Notes Spans Images 219-222 of this collection.
Content Notes A letter from peace Commissioners Lincoln, Randolph, and Pickering to Knox
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; multiple; Indian Commissioners; Commissioners; deputation from the western Indians; Western Indians; Indians; special messenger; President; George Washington; Special Messenger to the President; General Anthony Wayne; scouts; Captain Brandt; warriors; troops; Seven Nations of Canada; Mr. Baynton; British; Benjamin Lincoln; Beverly Randolph; Timothy Pickering; ;
Related Places Niagara; Fort Washington; Indian Country; Fort Jefferson; Glaize; Ohio River; Cataraqui; Montreal; Lake Champlain; Philadelphia;
Keywords enclosed extract; journal; their extreme jealousy of the United States; hostilities; his posts; orders should be issued and strictly observed; road; cut and cleared; large swap; road straight from Fort Washington into Indian country; a large swamp; large quantities of provisions; wants of the garrisons; horses; cattle; numerous heads of horses and cattle; considerable bodies of troops; preparations for war in the neighborhood; negotiations for peace; particular considerations; body of the nations; negotiations; movements of their enemies; the council; jealousies; quiet uninterrupted treaty;
Key Phrases It is obvious that to insure a quiet uninterrupted treaty, the cattle, horses, and troops beyond what are proper for the posts themselves, should not be advanced of the Ohio. Any that are now in advance beyond Fort Jefferson should certainly be immediately withdrawn:...

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