George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Knox, 11 July 1794

From Henry Knox

War department. July 11 1794


I submit to your consideration a draft of a Speech to the Chickasaw Indians.1 I have the honor to be Sir, with the highest respect, Your obedient Servt

H. Knox


1A delegation of Chickasaw chiefs and warriors led by Piomingo (Mountain Leader) arrived at Philadelphia on 7 July. They met with GW at twelve o’clock on 11 July, at which time GW "Deliv’d a short speech to them. Smoak’d the peace-pipe, eat, drank &c. & then retir’d" (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 312). For a more extensive description of the ceremony, see the entry of 11 July in the longer of John Quincy Adams’s diaries for this period (MHi: Adams Papers).

Index Entries