Failed Attempts to Reach a Peace Agreement

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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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