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Wayne to Continue War Preparations While Not Antagonizing Indians; Reasons for Not Launching Supporting Movement

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionClements Library: Anthony Wayne Letterbooks view image
CollectionPrinted Version only (no 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)
Document Information
Date August 16, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Anthony Wayne (primary)
Summary Wayne is to continue to make appropriate preparations for war without unduly alarming the Indians, thereby rendering the position of the peace Commissioners dangerously precarious. The reasons are expressed as to why the President has not approved Wayne's proposal for a collateral expedition from the upper parts of the Ohio to the rapids of the Miami.
Document Format Recipient's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Cited in Wayne to Knox, 09/17/1793. Spans Images 229-236 of this collection.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Anthony Wayne; Henry Knox; President of the United States; Commissioners; Mr. Wilson; John Parish; Troops; Mr. Morrison; volunteers from Kentucky; Army; whole force of the Savages; officers of you mounted volunteers; Captain Pratt;
Related Places War Department; Detroit; Niagara; lower Sandusky; Indian Country; Pittsburgh; Headquarters of the 17th Regiment; Shippensburg; upper parts of the Ohio to the Rapids of the Miami; Kentucky; Big Beaver;
Keywords results of the Treaty; your collateral force; safety of the Commissioners; inconsistancy in your orders; their lives; absolute restraining of all hostile or offensive operations; incursions into Indian Country; peculiar caution; demonstrations of stores or magazines; any considerable accumulation of troops at your advanced posts; discipline of the troops; success of our arms; honor of the army; your own reputation; recourse to the sword; plenary powers; unsuccessful treaty; list of all the stores; remainder of the Clothing; wagons; Winter season; detention of the stores; collateral expedition; intelligence of their movements; prevention of the supplies to the Indians; destruction of a few huts; risk of the corps of six or seven hundred men; disgrace of the United States; mere militia; Commissions signed by him; another month's pay with a sum for arrears of subsistance; stores at Pittsburgh; relative rank of the Captains and subalterns;
Key Phrases The result of the Treaty thus remaining doubtful, the arrangements for your collateral force are still to proceed, as well as all other preparations which will not be inconsistent with the safety of the Commissioners...

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