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Six Nations' Request for a Boundary

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Date December 24, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Sachems, Chiefs, & Warriors of the Six Nations (primary)
Summary Knox expresses his gratitude to the head-men of the Six Nations for their assistance in the unsuccessful effort to obtain peace with the hostile Indians. The good feelings toward the Six Nations will affect the response of the United States to their request for a new boundary line to which there are strong objections. It is hoped that a compromise can be reached.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Enclosed in Knox to Wayne, 03/31/1794.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Sachems, Chiefs, and Warriors of the Six Nations; General Chapin; your father, General Washington; deputation of friends; advocates for peace; commissioners; Indians of North America; President of United States; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Six Nations; New York; Ohio; Philadelphia; rapids of the Miami; ;
Keywords your proceedings at Buffalo Creek; great council fire; your desires of a boundary; sincere and hearty thanks; peace between the United States and the hostile Indians; happiness of both parties; cause of sorrow among good men; misunderstandings create wars; interview with the great council of the Indians; liberal offers in writing; future comfort and prosperity of the Indians; principles of moderation and humanity; sincere friendship for the Six Nations; ;
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