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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05199
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0102] September-October 1791 
Title Alexander Hamilton to Henry Knox requesting information for President George Washington's address to Congress regarding the Northwest Indian War
Date 17 October 1791
Author Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document
Content Description This is a letter requesting information for President George Washington's address to Congress. Hamilton seeks material on the expeditions against the Indians and specifically requests items describing "Every pacific measure" that was tried to produce an accommodation and avoid expense. Hamilton also asks for information on the "More pointed laws with penalties to rest[r]ain our own people." Also requests information on the treaties with the Cherokee and Six Nations, and the reasons for making them. Asks him to include anything else he thinks pertinent. Refer to GLC02437.05210 for Knox's report.
Subjects American Indian History  Northwest Indian War  Cherokee Indian  US Constitutional Convention  Revolutionary War General  Government and Civics  President  Presidential Speeches and Proclamations  Congress  Northwest Territory  Frontiers and Exploration  Law  Finance  Westward Expansion  Military History  Diplomacy  Treaty  Boundary or Property Dispute  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  
Theme Government & Politics; The Presidency; Native Americans; Law; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
Related documents Minutes for the President's speech  
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