George Washington Papers

Henry Knox to Tobias Lear, 10 May 1793

Henry Knox to Tobias Lear

[Philadelphia] 10 May 1793

Dear Sir

Mr Allison has just arrived from Governor Blount with the enclosed letters. He says he thinks the Governor may be here in about three weeks.1 Yours sincerely

H. Knox


1David Allison was often the bearer of messages between William Blount in the Southwest Territory and officials in Philadelphia (Extracts of Correspondence on Indian Affairs, October 1792, note 21). Blount’s letters to Knox of 9 and 13 April and their nine enclosures can be found in 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 1:443–44, 449 (see also JPP, description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends 134). For Blount’s trip to Philadelphia, see Knox to Lear, 9 Feb., n.1.

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