George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Timothy Pickering, 11 September 1795

From Timothy Pickering

War Office Sept. 11. 1795.


Since closing my letter of this date, arrived a letter from Major Craig at Pittsburg in which is this passage.

“The quarter master general by his letter of the 3d ulto (August) informs me a treaty with all the western Indians was concluded on that day.”1

The hour for closing the mail is past; but I shall request a new mail to be formed, that this intelligence may not be delayed. With the highest respect I am sir yr obt servt

T. Pickering


1Pickering was quoting from Isaac Craig’s letter to him of 4 Sept. (see T: James Robertson Papers). The letter from quartermaster general James O’Hara to Craig has not been identified. The quartermaster general was referring to the treaty between the United States “and the tribes of Indians called the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanoes, Ottawas, Chipewas, Putawatimes, Miamis, Eel River, Weeas, Kickapoos, Piankashaws & Kaskaskias,” known as the Treaty of Greenville, 3 Aug. (DNA: RG 11, Ratified Indian Treaties, 1722–1869; see also ASP 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 , Indian Affairs, 1:562–63).

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