Negotiations Have Failed, Wayne to Commence Offensive; Problem with Infected Clothing

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Date September 3, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Anthony Wayne (primary)
Summary The treaty negotiations have failed so Wayne is ordered to begin the campaign against the hostile Indians. There is a possibility that some of the clothing stores have been infected with yellow fever so the appropriate preventive measures will be taken before the clothes are transported.
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Related Persons/Groups xxx Anthony Wayne xxxxx; xxx Henry xxxx Knox xxxxx; Indians; Commissioners; audacious Savages; Major Craig; Lieutenant Colonel Clarke; detachment of troops under Lieutenant Read; Supreme being; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places War Department; Pittsburgh;
Keywords superiority in arms; peace by milder terms than the sword; war; defeat; interests of our country; Commissioners' letters; clothing; malignant putrid fever; yellow fever; murder of helpless women and children; month's pay; ..nothing further remains but to commend you and the Troops employed under you to the protection of the Supreme being hoping you and they will have all possible success in the measures which you may be about to take to prevent the murder of helpless women and children.;
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