George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Timothy Pickering, 18 March 1795

To Timothy Pickering

Philidelphia 18th March 1795


On considering that part of your letter of the [ ] instt which relates to the establishment of a Post at Presqu Isle1 I have no hesitation in giving it as my opinion that the position is eligable, in several points of view, & that the United States ought to fix one there. The doubt I have is, from whence, in the reduced, & reducing state of the Legion, and the uncertainty of the negotiation of Peace with the Western Indians a competent force is to be obtain’d to possess & garrison it.

On the last of these points a report will be expected from you.

G. Washington


1GW was referring to Pickering’s letter to him of 6 March.

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