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I have the honor to transmit you, enclosed, by order of the Secretary of War, and which he requests may be laid before the President, a letter just received from brigadier general Wilkinson of the 11th December 1792, with several enclosures. I am Sir, with respectful consideration, Your obedt Servt ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The letter from James Wilkinson, commandant of Fort Washington, to...
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...
Your polite attention demands our warmest gratitude. By this day’s mail is sent a packet to his Excellency, which, I hope will arrive in due order. The Baltimore Journal of to day is enclosed. Allow me respectfully to solicit your attention to the following ode, for Monday next, in one of your Gazettes; no seasonable opportunity offering here, will plead for the freedom assumed. I have the...
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...
The Secretary of War requests that you will please to submit to the President of the United States, the enclosed letter, received, yesterday, from Brigadier Wilkinson, dated 29th December 1792. I am, Sir, respectfully, Your obedt Serv⟨t⟩ ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . Gen. James Wilkinson’s letter to Knox has not been identified, but according to GW’s executive journal it discussed plans for a...
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...