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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  April-June 1794
|Anthony Wayne to Henry Knox about opposition to government in Kentucky and pro-British sentiment
|11 June 1794
|Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)
|Correspondence; Military document; Government document
|Informs Knox the people of Kentucky have been opposing the general government. Mentions he enclosed an extract of a letter from a witness to an incident that took place in Kentucky. Notes the letter shows the present temper of the people. Reports the incident took place in Lexington, Kentucky and involved men overtaking the rostrum and addressing the people "in the most inflammatory & invective language." Comments two men gave elaborate speeches for two hours and ended the speech declaring they were pro Britain occupying the N.W. Banks of the Ohio. Also notes an earlier incident where the people refused bank notes and would not receive or deliver any supplies unless paid in species. Discusses his concerns with paying the mounted volunteers in bank notes.
|Revolutionary War General American Statesmen Frontiers and Exploration Government and Civics Rebellion Mobs and Riots Global History and Civics Boundary or Property Dispute Finance Banking Coins and Currency Soldier's Pay Militia
|Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796) Knox, Henry (1750-1806)
|Westward Expansion; Government & Politics; Women in American History; Foreign Affairs; Banking & Economics
|The Henry Knox Papers
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859