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Failure to Secure Peace With Northwest Indians; Discussion of Militia

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionState Historical Society of Wisconsin: Joseph Brandt Papers 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 September 3, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Anthony Wayne (primary)
Summary Informs Wayne that the Indian commissioners have failed to establish peace with the Indians north of the Ohio. Describes the commissioners' travels to safety, and lists the tries most disposed for war. Mentions that "Captain Brandt," his Mohawks, and the Five Nations seem to have tried to convince the other Indians to accept peace. Discusses Wayne's jurisdiction over militia in Virginia and elsewhere, to be called upon as needed now that war with the Indians has resumed.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Wayne to Knox, 09/03/1793. Recipient cannot be confirmed from image. 3 collections: one with photocopy images, two without images.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Anthony Wayne; Henry Knox; Indians; hostiles; President of the United States; Commissioners; Wyandot; Delaware; Shawanese; Miami; Captain Brandt; Six Nations; Mohock; Mohawk; militia; ;
Related Places War Department; Ohio River; north of the Ohio; boundary; Detroit River; Fort Erie; frontier; Virginia; ;
Keywords hostilities; answer; defense; patrols; ;
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