To Henry Knox
[Philadelphia] Oct 17th 
The following are the particulars in the Presidents Letter1 which he expects you to prepare.
Expeditions against the Indians. Every pacific measure was previously tried to produce accom~ & avoid expence. More pointed laws with penalties to rest⟨r⟩ain our own people. This & good faith may produce tranquillity.
Treaties with Cherokees & six Nations & reasons.
I annex to the first the hints in the Presidents letter.
You will of course add any other things that occur on any point.
ALS, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.