Henry Knox to Tobias Lear
War department 10th May 1793.
Be pleased to submit to the President of the United States the enclosed letters from General Wayne and Major Gaither1—the former descended the Ohio on the 30th Ultimo and in all probability was at Fort Washington on the 6. instant. I am Dear Sir Your humble servant
LS, DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.
1. For Anthony Wayne’s letter to Knox of 29 April, in which he reported on his army’s preparations to descend the Ohio River, see Knopf, Wayne, description begins Richard C. Knopf, ed. Anthony Wayne, a Name in Arms: Soldier, Diplomat, Defender of Expansion Westward of a Nation; The Wayne-Knox-Pickering-McHenry Correspondence. Pittsburgh, 1960. description ends 231–33. Wayne’s enclosures included the General Orders of 28 April for the army’s departure from the camp at Legionville, Pa. (Burton, “Wayne’s Orderly Book,” 411–12; see also PHi: Wayne Papers), a letter to Lt. Col. John Clark of 27 April on the same topic (PHi: Wayne Papers), and a “Return of the Legion” (JPP, 133) description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends Henry Gaither, in his letter to Knox of 7 April, explained that he would not call up the Georgia militia until he substantiated Gov. Edward Telfair’s stories of “murders and depredations committed by the Indians, that I cannot hear from any other person” (ASP, Indian Affairs, description begins Walter Lowrie et al., eds. American State Papers. Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States. 38 vols. Washington, D.C., Gales and Seaton, 1832–61. description ends 1:417). For details about the numerous letters and documents enclosed by Gaither, four of which are printed ibid., 418, see JPP, description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends 133–35. On the dispute between Telfair and Gaither, see Knox to GW, 18 April, n.3.