Henry Knox to Tobias Lear
[Philadelphia] 31 May 1793.
Agreably to the directions of the President of the United States I transmit you the minutes of the proceedings on the 29th instant.
Please to inform the President that Colonel Willet declines the preferred Mission to the Creeks, on the ground, that his broken leg will not admit his bearing the fatigues of the Journey.1 I am Dear Sir Your affectionate humble Servant
ALS, DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.
1. For the decisions reached at the 29 May cabinet meeting on conflict between Indians and Americans in Georgia, see Cabinet Opinion on Georgia and the Creek Indians, 29 May, and note 1. Marinus Willett having declined, Knox sent Indian agent James Seagrove to negotiate with the Creeks (Cabinet Opinion on Georgia and the Creek Indians, 29 May, n.5).