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To George Washington from Thomas Mifflin, 20 June 1794

From Thomas Mifflin

Phil: 20th June 1794

Sir.

I have the honor to transmit, for your information, copies of two letters both dated the 13th instant, and received by yesterday’s post from Pittsburgh; one from Genl Gibson (inclosing a letter from Lieut. Polhemus) and the other from Mr Nevill.1 I am, with perfect respect Sir, Yr Excellency’s Most obedt Hble Serv.

Thomas Mifflin

Df in Alexander J. Dallas’s writing, PHarH: Executive Correspondence, 1790-99; LB, PHarH: Executive Letterbooks; copy, DNA: RG 46, Third Congress, 1793-95, Senate Records of Legislative Proceedings, President’s Messages. The copy was enclosed with GW’s message to Congress of 19 Nov. 1794.

1The enclosures have not been identified, but copies made from them are in DNA: RG 46, Third Congress, 1793-95, Senate Records of Legislative Proceedings, President’s Messages, and the originals are in PHarH: Executive Correspondence, 1790-99. Gen. John Gibson enclosed a letter to him from Lt. John Polhemus, dated 9 June, reporting the killing of two men by hostile Indians, and he described his preparations for defense of the frontier. Presley Nevill relayed reports that the Indians involved in hostilities "were from the West, and not of the Six Nations," and noted that "The fluctuation and inconsistency of our news is such, that it is difficult to form a proper opinion" (ASP, Indian Affairs 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 , 1:510-11).

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