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From George Washington to Henry Knox, 9 May 1789

To Henry Knox

United States May 9th 1789

Sir,

The enclosed papers relative to a treaty with the Cherokee Indians were put into my hands: and as I understand that matters of this kind have hitherto been considered as belonging to the department of the Secretary of War to examine and report thereon, and knowing that you have others of a similar nature now in your hands, I would wish you to make a summary report on the whole as soon as may be.1 I am, Sir, Your Most Obedient Servant

George Washington

LB, DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW; copy, DLC:GW.

1The “enclosed papers” have not been identified. Knox reported to GW on matters relating to the southern Indians on 6 July 1789.

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