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Knox to Governor Blount expressing President of United States General George Washington's concern regarding inroads by whites into peaceable part of Cherokee Nation

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 3d Cong, House, Sec War Confidential Rep, RG233 view image
CollectionPrinted Version only (no image)
PublicationCarter, Clarence Edwin, ed. The Territorial Papers of the United States. Volume 4, The Territory South of the River Ohio, 1790 - 1796. 26 Vols. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1934. (no image)
PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Vol. IV, Indian Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date August 26, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name William Blount (primary)
Summary Knox informs Southwest Territorial Governor Blount that President Washington is concerned about late violent and lawless inroads made by whites into peaceable parts of Cherokee Nation. President Washington wants Blount to use his highest exertions to bring to perpetrators to justice. Knox expresses Washington's commitment to moderation and justice with regard to the Indians. Asks Blount to take action to pacify the offended Indians with goods and demonstrate the rule of law against the offenders. Do not hand out goods unless they will have an effect on pacifying the Indians. Executive [President] of United States is anxious for peace with the neighboring Indian tribes for reasons already described, both verbally and in writing. Closes by asking Blount to be frequent in his communications with President and know that he seeks peace with the Indians founded in humanity and justice.
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Document Notes This document is enclosed in a statement relative to the South Western frontiers, as connected with the state of Georgia and Creek Indians, the south Western territory of the United States and the Cherokees 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 William Blount; Henry Knox; President of United States General George Washington; Cherokee Indians; David Allison storekeeper; whites; War Department; Governor of Southwest Territory; ;
Related Places War Department; Philadelphia; Southwest Territory; Cherokee Nation; ;
Keywords Indian goods; ;
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