Preventing Possible Breaches of the Truce

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Date July 20, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Anthony Wayne (primary)
Summary Knox orders Wayne to withdraw any forces whose forward movements might be considered a breach of the truce with the northern Indians.
Document Format Recipient's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Spans Images 217-218 of this collection.
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Related Persons/Groups Anthony Wayne; Henry Knox; Commissioners; President of the United States; President; troops;
Related Places War Department; Niagara; Forts Hamilton, St. Clair, or Jefferson; Fort Hamilton; Fort St Clair; Fort Jefferson; Pittsburgh; on the Ohio in the vicinity of Fort Washington; Ohio River; Fort Washington; ;
Keywords express; movements; breach of the truce; truce; treaty; instantly withdraw; boat; former orders; orders given to you by the authority of the President of the United States; movements which could be construed as a breach of the truce; usual garrisons; posts; express boat from Pittsburgh;
Key Phrases I now sir desire you in the name of the President of the United States that if any troops should have been advanced to Forts Hamilton, St. Clair, or Jefferson exceeding the usual garrisons of those posts, that you instantly withdraw them upon the receipt of this letter which I have directed to be forwarded by an express boat from Pittsburgh.
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