Indians' Diversionary Tactics

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Source Name Image(s)
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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Document Information
Date July 10, 1793
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Hobson's Choice
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wayne frets that a confederacy of southern and northern Indians is forming to enforce the Indians' boundary demands. Meanwhile the treaty negotiations are merely a diversion while the Indians prepare for war.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Wayne, 07/20/1793. Spans Images 246-247 of this collection.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Anthony Wayne; troops; savage Commissioners; three hundred Creeks and Cherokees; Creek; Cherokee; Col. McKee; Colonel McKee; Mr. Simcoe; our Commissioners; Commissioners; ;
Related Places Hobson's Choice; L'anse a'l Graise; rapids of the Miami; the Mississippi; Mississippi River; Lake Michigan; ;
Keywords stores; long delay; a strong confederacy; this long delay and the state of the water; a strong confederacy is actually forming against us;
Key Phrases Mr. Simcoe only means to amuse & trifle with our Commissioners until every thing is in perfect readiness and in a proper train to dictate a boundary line or to let slip the dogs of war--I may possibly be mistaken but I fear that the prediction will be found but too true.

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