George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the United States Senate and House of Representatives, 24 January 1791

To the United States Senate and House of Representatives

United States January 24th 1791

Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives

I lay before you a statement relative to the frontiers of the United States, which has been submitted to me, by the Secretary for the Department of War.1

I rely upon your wisdom to make such arrangements, as may be essential for the preservation of good order, and the effectual protection of the frontiers.

Go: Washington

LS, DNA: RG 46, First Congress, 1789–1791, Records of Legislative Proceedings, President’s Messages; LB, DLC:GW.

1GW enclosed Knox’s report of 22 Jan. 1791 and its enclosures, which are discussed in the notes to that document. GW also enclosed Knox’s reports of 5 and 15 Jan. 1791.

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