George Washington Papers

Henry Knox to Tobias Lear, 3 May 1793

Henry Knox to Tobias Lear

[Philadelphia] 3 May [1793]1

Dear Sir

Please to submit the enclosed letter to the President of the U.S.2

H. Knox


1Lear’s docket indicates that this letter was written on 3 May 1793.

2In 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 and Detroit while the British were preoccupied with their war against France (Knopf, Wayne, description begins Richard C. Knopf, ed. Anthony Wayne, a Name in Arms: Soldier, Diplomat, Defender of Expansion Westward of a Nation; The Wayne-Knox-Pickering-McHenry Correspondence. Pittsburgh, 1960. description ends 228–31).

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