Evidence of Sedition

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Date November 15, 1793
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary)
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Letter from General Anthony Wayne to Secretary Knox describing evidence of sedition.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Anthony Wayne; Major Cushing; Captain Guion; officers; contractors;
Related Places Fort Hamilton; Hobson's Choice; ;
Keywords in proportion to the posts far advanced; operate as a powerful inducement upon the minds; greater part of the transport may be effected by water; deposits at the head of the line; order'd to make; writing & verbally; temporary prohibition; proper exertions; prevented by some latent cause; compelled to retreat for want of supplies; honor & dignity; any conduct of mine; facts & circumstances in confidence; openly demonstrated in a little time; failed in causing me to retreat; artful & seditious man; less art; advanced as a cardinal principle; officers; advised to say; still owe allegiance; granted right of going & coming when I please; doctrine; guard; crisis; young Gentlemen were refused a furlough; offered their resignations; prepared to depart without any further ceremony; experienced Officers; endeavouring to fix upon the principal; example; effectually prevent such doctrine or attempts in future; cause to believe; neglect on the part of the contractors was occasioned by a many headed monster; high price of the rations; rights of man have been held up as a criterion even for Military Government; evade or disobey orders under various & unworthy pretexts & idle quibbles; visible & acting person; fermenting in the Atlantic states against the most worthy & emaculate character of this or any other age; confidential officers of government; private; first landing; ;
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