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From George Washington to Timothy Pickering, 7 October 1795

To Timothy Pickering

Mount Vernon 7th Oct. 1795

Sir

Your communications of the 2d Inst. have been duly received.

General Wayne will, I hope & expect, leave the Garrisons in his advanced Posts sufficiently respectable. In the present uncertainty of what may be the final result of the treaty with Great Britain, and from the intimations of Captn Brant, we ought not in my opinion to œconomise at too Great a hazard; nor build too much in the present moment, on the treaty of peace with the Western Indians.1

G. Washington

ADfS, DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.

1GW continued the draft with the following sentence, which he then struck out: “In a word no uncommon pains are taking to disturb the quiet of this country by enflaming the passions of its citizens and what will be the issue is not easy to predict.”

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