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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05320
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0106] February 1792 
Title Alexander Macomb to Henry Knox about fighting in Detroit
Date 14 February 1792
Author Macomb, Alexander (1748-1831)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Received his recent letter. Mentions that Mr. Stedman, the bearer of this letter, has recently arrived from Detroit. Stedman can provide Knox with an account of the happenings there. Relates news that a Cayuga Indian carried off books and papers and took them to Quebec. Would be happy to provide intelligence on the Indians to Knox when he needs it. Describes fighting with the British and the Indians in Detroit. Considers treaty possibilities, as well as how the fur trade will be affected. Mentions Generals [Josiah] Harmar and [Arthur] St. Clair. See GLC02437.05323 for related information.
Subjects American Indian History  Revolutionary War General  Northwest Indian War  Northwest Territory  Frontiers and Exploration  Westward Expansion  Canada  Battle  Boundary or Property Dispute  Fur Trade  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  Treaty  Diplomacy  Global History and Civics  Military History  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Macomb, Alexander (1748-1831)  Harmar, Josiah (1753-1813)  St. Clair, Arthur (1737-1818)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Native Americans; Westward Expansion; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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