Letter from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky conference to Captain Henry Ford, commanding the Dunmore on the late reply to speech of 31 July 1793 and decision to proceed to the Miami

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Date August 12, 1793
Author Name Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky (primary) Location: Mouth of Detroit River
Recipient Name Captain Henry Ford (primary)
Summary Federal Commissioners lament that they have been waiting twelve days for a reply to their 31 July 1793 letter. Have decided to proceed to the rapids of Miami in order to obtain answer. Therefore request that Captain Henry Ford be prepared to set sail the following morning to the Miami River. In a post script to the journal entry, Captain Ford acknowledged that he was to attend the commissioners, but said he received his orders from Captain Bunbury. Commissioners spoke with Bunbury who said he received his orders from Governor Simcoe, which were that the commissioners were not to go to Miami Bay until Colonel McKee gave notice that the Indians were ready to receive them. A discussion ensued regarding written orders and extracts of letters. An extract or orders is given to Charles Storer from Captain Bunbury, who refuses to sign it.
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Document Notes Enclosed in [A Journal of the proceedings at Council with the Western Indians], 08/24/1793.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 Captain Henry Ford; Benjamin Lincoln; Timothy Pickering; Beverley Randolph; Federal Commissioners Sandusky Conference; Governor Simcoe; Captain Bunbury; Colonel McKee; Charles Storer; ;
Related Places Mouth of Detroit River; rapids of Miami; Sandusky; Ohio; Lake Erie; ;
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