George Washington Papers

Henry Knox to Tobias Lear, 17 February 1793

Henry Knox to Tobias Lear

[Philadelphia] Sunday 17[t]h Febry 1793

Dear Sir

Please to submit the enclosed letters of the 27th ultimo from Genl Chapin, to the President, which I have just received.1 Yours

H. Knox


1Gen. Israel Chapin’s letters of 27 Jan. 1793, which contained information about “his Journey to Buffaloe Creek” in December 1792, have not been identified (JPP, description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends 57; see also Lear to Knox, 11 Dec. 1792, note 2). For the activities of Chapin and his son, Israel Chapin, Jr., relative to the Indian council held at Buffalo Creek, N.Y., in November 1792, see Knox to GW, 6 Dec. 1792, and note 2, and GW to Charles Carroll (of Carrollton) and Charles Thomson, 23–31 Jan. 1793, n.2.

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