George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Knox, 24 February 1793

From Henry Knox

[Philadelphia] 24[t]h Feby 1793


I submit to your view a letter from General Hull dated at Niagara on the 6th instant together with certain enclosures relatively to the Western Indians.1

The idea contained in the proceedings of the hostile indians, “that the demolition of our posts should be a previous step to the proposed treaty” has also been conveyed by Capt. Hendricks.2 I have the honor to be sir with perfect respect Your humble Servant

H. Knox


1For William Hull’s letter to Knox of 6 Feb., and its enclosures, see Tobias Lear to Cabinet, 24 Feb. 1793, n.2.

2The proceedings of the Indian council held at Glaize from 30 Sept. to 9 Oct. 1792 can be found in Cruikshank, Simcoe Papers, description begins E. A. Cruikshank, ed. The Correspondence of Lieut. Governor John Graves Simcoe, with Allied Documents Relating to His Administration of the Government of Upper Canada. 5 vols. Toronto, 1923–31. description ends 1:218–29 (see also JPP, description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends 66–67). For Hendrick Aupaumut’s role in American peace overtures to the Northwest Indians, see Knox to Lear, 14 Feb. 1793, n.2; Aupaumut, “Narrative.” description begins “A Narrative of an Embassy to the Western Indians, from the Original Manuscript of Hendrick Aupaumut.” Memoirs of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania 2 (1827): 61–131. description ends

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