McHenry Chastises Guion, Comments on Situation in U.S.-Spanish Florida Border Region

Item

Type

Autograph Letter Signed

Title

McHenry Chastises Guion, Comments on Situation in U.S.-Spanish Florida Border Region

Description

James McHenry chastises Capt. Isaac Guion for not executing his orders in the Natchez-Chickasaw Bluffs region more effectively. Notes he will be more explicit in future instructions, to avoid confusion; stresses that he does not wish to dishonor Guion as a soldier -- compliments Guion as resisting some scheme of the Commandant of New Madrid. Lists stipulations that the Baron de Carondelet, the Spanish governor, demands for the enforcement of the treaty. Comments on overall diplomatic situation between Spain, Britain and the U.S.; reiterates need to occupy Chickasaw Bluffs so Spanish cannot.

year created

1797

month created

09

day created

29

author

sent from location

Near Downings Town

recipient

in image

notable person/group

Isaac Guion
James McHenry
Baron de Carondelet
Spanish Governor

notable location

Downings Town
Natchez-Chickasaw Bluffs region
New Madrid

notable item/thing

treaty

notable idea/issue

dishonor
insurrections
diplomatic situation

document number

1797092900101

page start

1

number of pages

5

Document instances

In image In source Location in source
[view document] (4 pages) EWD15 (4 pages) Collection: Clairborne (JFH) Collection Guion Ltrs + Papers, B: 10

Document names

Type Name Location Notes
Author James McHenry Near Downings Town [n/a]
Recipient Isaac Guion [unknown] [n/a]