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Failed Attempts to Reach a Peace Agreement

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionClements Library: Anthony Wayne Letterbooks view image
Document Information
Date August 21, 1793
Author Name Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department (primary)
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary The Commissioners describe their attempts to reach a peace agreement that ultimately ended in failure.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter made from Recipient's Files
Document Notes Spans Images 239-246 of this collection.
Content Notes A letter from the Indian Commissioners to Knox that was enclosed in the 09/03/93 letter from Knox to Wayne.
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Indians; Captain Matthew Elliot, Colonel McKee's adjutant; Puckonchehelas, Head Warrior of the Delawares; Hadiiapilathy(?) Head Warrior of the Shawanese; La_avagh_da_wunk(?) who is said to be head man of the Wyandots; their Confederacy; their warriors; our interpreters; Captain Henrick's men; Munseys and Chippewas; Senecas; Miamis; Capt. Brant and his Mohawks; hostile Nations; Chiefs of the Six Nations; runners; Sylvester Ash; General Chapin and Mr. Jones; Indian Council; the President; General Wayne; Commanding Officr at Fort Franklin; Western Indians; two Seneca runners; Major Craig; Mr. Wilson; General Chapin's son; British agents;
Related Places Niagara; Niagara; Fort Erie; mouth of the Detroit River; Sandusky; mouth of the Miami River; Ohio River; Miami Bay; Fort Erie; Buffalo Creek; Fort Pitt; Fort Franklin; Presque Isle; Genensee River; Susquehanna; Pittsburgh; Canandagua; Philadelphia;
Keywords meeting with the Indians; deputation of Indians; written message in the name of their Confederacy; boundary between your people and ours; principal concessions; ample compensations; fair prospect of peace; decisive answer from the Indian Council; final answer of the Indians; strong and unalterable friendship of the United States for the Six Nations; our letters to General Wayne; numbers of Indians at the rapids;
Key Phrases In all these intermediate letters we have mentioned the fact simply that the Western Indians refuse to make peace.

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