George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Knox, 19 February 1793

From Henry Knox

War-department, Feb: 19–1793.


Colonel Louis, the Cagnawagna Chief, conceives himself entitled to some reward for his services last summer1—I have conceived it proper to give him one hundred dollars in full, which, if you approve the measure, will be satisfactory to him.2 I have the honor to be Sir, with great respect, Your obedt Servt

H. Knox
secy of War


1For Louis Cook’s work on behalf of the United States, see Tobias Lear to Timothy Pickering, 3 May 1792, and note 1, and Pickering to Lear, 3 May 1792, and note 1.

2Later on this date Lear replied to Knox: “By the President’s command . . . that as the President does not know of Colo. Louis having recd any rew[ar]d for his trouble in coming here last summer, he does not think one hundred dollars an unreasonable compensation therefor” (DLC:GW).

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