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Please to submit to the President of the United States the enclosed draft of a speech for the Wabash indians. Yours sincerely— LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . Neither the enclosed draft nor the final version of GW’s address to the Wabash and Illinois Indians of 1 Feb. has been found. These Indians sent a delegation to Philadelphia following a council with Gen. Rufus Putnam in September 1792. After...
Of the numerous petitions referred by Congress to me, very few on the first blush, have the appearance of equity so strongly as the enclosed. If the President would have the goodness to look at it, as his name is mentioned, he may perchance recollect something, which may be of service to a man, who states, that he did upon the strength of faith, perform good works for the United States, when...
Please to submit the enclosed letters from Governors Moultrie and Blount to the President of the United States. Yours sincerely LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . Knox’s clerk dated this letter “6 April” on the LS . Lear correctly docketed it as having been written on “6 Feby 1793” and inserted “Feby” above “April” in the dateline. Gov. William Moultrie of South Carolina, in his letter to Knox of 14...
Please to submit to the President of the United States, the enclosed proposed draft of a letter to Governor Blount. I am Sir Your humble servant LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . In the draft of his letter to William Blount, dated 8 Feb., Knox requested that the governor of the Southwest Territory convince “John Watts & other influential Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation” to come to Philadelphia for a...
Colonel Louis of the Cagnahwagnas has come to town, he says with some information from Canada, which he is to let me know today. Shall I ask him to dine with the senecas, at the Presidents to day? Yours I have just recd yours, and the speech shall be submitted. ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . For the information provided by Louis Cook, see Knox to Lear, 14 Feb., n.1. While in Philadelphia, Cook...
As every thing explanatory of the disposition of the Northern and Western Indians is of importance at this moment, I submit to the President Colonel Louis’s speech, and also Hendricks information to Colonel Pickering and the opinion of the Colonel thereon. I also submit to the President Brigadier General Putnams resignation. I am Dear Sir Your humble servant LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . On...
Please to submit the enclosed letters of the 27th ultimo from Genl Chapin, to the President, which I have just received. Yours ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . Gen. Israel Chapin’s letters of 27 Jan. 1793, which contained information about “his Journey to Buffaloe Creek” in December 1792, have not been identified ( JPP, Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797...
I will wait upon the President as directed. I now enclose a letter and its enclosure, from Genl Wayne dated the 16th instant, which has been just received. Yours sincerely ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . Knox is probably referring to GW’s request for a cabinet meeting on 25 Feb. ( Lear to Cabinet, 24 Feb. 1793 ). For the text of Gen. Anthony Wayne’s letter to Knox, see Knopf, Wayne, Richard C....
I enclose you a copy of the President’s Note of this morning, and also two letters from Governor Blount—one dated the 24th of January, and the other the 1st of February, and also a letter from General Sevier of the 6th of February 1793. I am, Dear Sir, Your very humble Servt LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . See GW to Knox, 28 Feb. 1793 . William Blount, in his letter to Knox of 24 Jan., enclosed...
Please to submit the enclosed letter, from Major Hamtramck previously to the Presidents departure. excuse my not endorsing them. ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . Lear’s docket and the letter-book copy indicate that this letter was written on 24 March 1793, which was a Sunday. John Francis Hamtramck wrote two letters to Knox, both dated 6 February. Although neither letter has been identified, they...
Please to submit the enclosed letters from Governor Telfair, & Lt Governor Wood, to the President of the United States. Yours sincerely ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . Gov. Edward Telfair of Georgia, in his letter to Knox of 9 April, expressed “peculiar satisfaction” that the secretary of war was considering calling up the militia “in the event of general hostility” ( ASP, Indian Affairs, Walter...
I submit to the President of the United States the enclosed draft of a message to the chickasaw Nation. If approved I propose to enclose it in a letter to General Wayne to go by the post this Morning. Yours ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . GW ordered no alterations to Knox’s message. However, the president’s executive journal states that if given time, GW would have added an appeal for an alliance...
Please to submit the enclosed letter to the President of the U.S. ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . Lear’s docket indicates that this letter was written on 3 May 1793. In the enclosed letter of 27 April 1793, Gen. Anthony Wayne suggested to Knox that in order to ensure American military success against the Indians of the Northwest Territory, the United States should take possession of Forts Niagara...
Be pleased to submit to the President of the United States the enclosed letters from General Wayne and Major Gaither —the former descended the Ohio on the 30th Ultimo and in all probability was at Fort Washington on the 6. instant. I am Dear Sir Your humble servant LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . For Anthony Wayne’s letter to Knox of 29 April, in which he reported on his army’s preparations to...
Mr Allison has just arrived from Governor Blount with the enclosed letters. He says he thinks the Governor may be here in about three weeks. Yours sincerely ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . David Allison was often the bearer of messages between William Blount in the Southwest Territory and officials in Philadelphia ( Extracts of Correspondence on Indian Affairs, October 1792, note 21 ). Blount’s...
Please to submit to the President of the United States the enclosed letter, just received from Governor Lee, dated the 7th instant. Please to return it as soon as the President is done with it. I am, Your’s sincerely LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . Henry Lee, in his letter to Knox of 7 May, described the danger of Indian depredations along Virginia’s southwestern frontier and explained the need...
Please to submit to the President of the United States the enclosed letters from Governor Blount of the 18th 20th and two of the 25th Ultimo, also one from Governor Shelby of the 18 Ultimo, and two from Brigadier General Wilkinson, one dated the 31st of March and the other the 10th of April. I am my dear Sir Your humble servant LB , DLC:GW . The letters from William Blount to Knox of 18, 20,...
Be pleased to submit the enclosed letters from Major Habersham, and Major Gaither to the President of the United States. Yours ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The letters from John Habersham to Knox of 23 and 29 April, which have not been identified, concerned the readiness of the Georgia militia ( JPP, Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797 ....
Be pleased to submit the enclosed letter just received from the Governor of Georgia. Yours ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . Edward Telfair, in his letter to Knox of 8 May, reported that he had called for “immediate preparations of war,” following “horrid barbarities committed” by Indians in Georgia. For the complete text of this letter, as well as Knox’s response of 10 June, see ASP, Indian...
Be pleased to submit to the President of the U.S., the enclosed reply of the accountant of the War department, to the accusation of Christian Beackly. Yours sincerely ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The complaint of Christian Beackley (1754–c.1801–3) of Philadelphia, who had served as a lieutenant in the Continental army during the Revolutionary War, has not been identified, but it may have been...
Will you please to submit to the President of the United States, the enclosed extract of a letter from major Craig, dated at Pittsburg the 24th instant. Your’s sincerely LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . Maj. Isaac Craig (1746–1826) of Pennsylvania, a Revolutionary War veteran, served as deputy quartermaster general 1792–96. Craig’s letter to Knox of 24 May has not been identified, but it apparently...
Agreably to the directions of the President of the United States I transmit you the minutes of the proceedings on the 29th instant. Please to inform the President that Colonel Willet declines the preferred Mission to the Creeks, on the ground, that his broken leg will not admit his bearing the fatigues of the Journey. I am Dear Sir Your affectionate humble Servant ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW ....