George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Knox, 28 January 1794

From Henry Knox

War department January 28. 1794


Having communicated to the Secretaries of State and the Treasury the purport of the recent communications from the frontiers of Georgia,1 We unite in opinion that it would be proper that the papers should be laid before Congress accompanied by a special message from the President, stating the importance of Congress taking into their immediate consideration the measures requisite to prevent a repetition of, and to provide adequate punishments for, such atrocious offences.2 I have the honor to be with perfect respect Your obedient Servant

H. Knox


1For recent correspondence received from Georgia, see n.1 of Knox to GW, 27 January.

2For the papers and message sent to Congress, see GW to U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, 30 January.

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