George Washington Papers

Henry Knox to Tobias Lear, 24 March 1793

Henry Knox to Tobias Lear

[Philadelphia] Sunday Morng [24 March 1793]1

Dear Sir

Please to submit the enclosed letter, from Major Hamtramck previously to the Presidents departure.2 excuse my not endorsing them.

H. Knox


1Lear’s docket and the letter-book copy indicate that this letter was written on 24 March 1793, which was a Sunday.

2John Francis Hamtramck wrote two letters to Knox, both dated 6 February. Although neither letter has been identified, they apparently relayed information from a friendly Indian scout that the hostile Indians of the Northwest Territory wanted British commissioners to attend the upcoming treaty at Lower Sandusky and planned to push for the abandonment of all American settlements north of the Ohio River (JPP, description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends 105). GW left Philadelphia for Mount Vernon on 27 Mar. (ibid., 107).

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