To the United States Senate and House of Representatives
United States January 24th 1791
Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives
I lay before you a statement relative to the frontiers of the United States, which has been submitted to me, by the Secretary for the Department of War.1
I rely upon your wisdom to make such arrangements, as may be essential for the preservation of good order, and the effectual protection of the frontiers.
LS, DNA: RG 46, First Congress, 1789–1791, Records of Legislative Proceedings, President’s Messages; LB, DLC:GW.
1. GW enclosed Knox’s report of 22 Jan. 1791 and its enclosures, which are discussed in the notes to that document. GW also enclosed Knox’s reports of 5 and 15 Jan. 1791.