George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Knox, 29 December 1794

From Henry Knox

December 29. 1794.


I beg leave to submit to you, the proceedings held with the Cherokees in the month of June last, together with the Articles arising out of the said conference; and also a draft of a message to the Senate upon this subject.1

The conference with the Chickasaws is copied; But as no treaty was formed requiring the advice and consent of the Senate, it is deemed unnecessary to transmit it to that body.2 I have the honor to be, Most respectfully, Sir Your obedt Servt

H. Knox


1About the conference with the Cherokees at Philadelphia, see GW to Cherokee Chiefs and Warriors, 14 June, and notes. For the treaty articles of 26 June, see Kappler, Indian Treaties description begins Charles J. Kappler, ed. Indian Affairs. Laws and Treaties. 5 vols. Washington, D.C., 1903–41. description ends , 2:33–34. Knox’s draft for a message to the Senate has not been identified, but GW’s message to the Senate of 30 Dec. reads: “I lay before you, for your consideration, certain additional Articles to the Treaty with the Cherokees, stipulated the 28th of June last; together with the conferences which occasioned the formation of the said articles” (LS, DNA: RG 46, entry 40; copy, DLC:GW). The proceedings (which were reported as “Not on file” when that message was printed in ASP 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 , Indian Affairs, 1:543) have not been identified.

2About the visit to Philadelphia of a delegation of Chickasaw Indians, see Knox to GW, 11 July, and enclosure, and Knox to GW, 21 July (first letter).

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