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From George Washington to James McHenry, 22 July 1796

Mount Vernon 22d July 1796


Your letter of the 18th instant with its enclosures, came to hand by the last Mail. Such of the latter, as are original, I herewith return to your Office.

It would appear from the extract of Mr Habersham’s letter, that the Treaty (or rather meeting) between the Georgians and Creek Indians, has terminated unfavourably; and will tend, it is to be feared, to hostilities. A favorable result could not have been predicted from the Speech of the Georgia Commissioners, at their commencement of the business with the Indian Chiefs; and it having ended without a Cession of Land, I shall be agreeably disappointed if there are not other means, soon used, to get possession of them.

By the letters from General Wilkinson and Captn Bruff, I expect the Western Posts will soon be in our possession; and I hope proper measures will be adopted to keep the Garrison’s well supplied with Provisions and Military Stores.

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