George Washington Papers

Henry Knox to Tobias Lear, 25 May 1793

Henry Knox to Tobias Lear

[Philadelphia] 25th May 1793

Dear Sir

Be pleased to submit the enclosed letters from Major Habersham, and Major Gaither to the President of the United States.1 Yours

H. Knox


1The letters from John Habersham to Knox of 23 and 29 April, which have not been identified, concerned the readiness of the Georgia militia (JPP, description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends 149–50). Habersham enclosed in his letter to Knox of 3 May a deposition from James Aiken of that date and a letter from Indian agent Timothy Barnard to James Seagrove of 9 April. Both documents discussed Creek depredations in Georgia (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 1:389–91). Henry Gaither’s letter to Knox of 6 May has not been identified, but for its enclosures, letters from Barnard to Gaither of 20 and 26 April describing the deepening Creek Indian threat to Georgia’s frontier, see ibid., 420–21.

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