George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the United States Senate, 6 January 1794

To the United States Senate

United States 6. January 1794.

Gentlemen of the Senate,

I herewith transmit the copy of a Letter from The Secretary of War, stating the circumstances which have hitherto prevented any explanation of the fourth article of the Treaty with the Wabash Indians.1

Go: Washington

LS, DNA: RG 46, Third Congress, 1793–95, Senate Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Indian Relations; LB, DLC:GW.

1For the enclosed letter, see Henry Knox to GW, 2 January. The Senate refused to ratify this treaty on 9 Jan. by a vote of 21 to 4 (Senate Executive Journal description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America: From the commencement of the First, to the termination of the Nineteenth Congress. Vol. 1. Washington, D.C., 1828. description ends , 146).

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