George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Jefferson, 7 February 1793

From Thomas Jefferson

[Philadelphia] Feb. 7. 93.

Th: Jefferson has the honor to return the Indian proceedings with the addition proposed,1 and to mention to the President that he did not send him in writing the proposition for enquiring into their boundaries, because having spoken to Genl Knox on the subject it was found that their claims had been perfectly explained to Genl Putnam.2

AL, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DNA: RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State; LB (photocopy), DLC:GW.

2For Gen. Rufus Putnam’s negotiations with the Wabash and Illinois Indians at Vincennes, Ind., in September 1792, see Buell, Putnam Memoirs, description begins Rowena Buell, ed. The Memoirs of Rufus Putnam and Certain Official Papers and Correspondence. Boston and New York, 1903. description ends 335–66. For the treaty that resulted from these negotiations and Putnam’s acknowledgment of certain Indian territory, see 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 1:338–40.

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