From Timothy Pickering
Department of War Jany 22. 1795.
I beg leave to submit to your perusal and orders the inclosed communication from Mr Dixon, and my observations thereon.1
The other paper is the draught of a message I proposed to send to the Chiefs of the Six Nations to notify them of the ratification of the treaty of Konondaigua. Genl Chapin’s son, who proposes to leave town to-morrow, can carry that message, if approved, and a similar one to the Oneidas relative to the treaty with them.2 I have the honour to be with the greatest respect sir your most obt servt
ALS, DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW; LB, MHi: Pickering Papers. Transcripts of this letter and other correspondence of Pickering with GW or GW’s secretary Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., most likely created in preparation for Octavius Pickering’s biography of his grandfather in the 1860s, are to be found in the Pickering Papers at MHi. Those transcripts do not differ significantly for any of the letters printed in this volume.
1. The enclosure has not been identified.
2. The draft message has not been identified. For the text of the letter sent to the Six Nations, dated 22 Jan., see 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 , 3:339–40. For the treaty, see Kappler, Indian Treaties description begins Charles J. Kappler, ed. Indian Affairs. Laws and Treaties. 5 vols. Washington, D.C., 1903–41. description ends , 2:34–37.