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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.06117
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0122] April-June 1794 
Title Anthony Wayne to Henry Knox about opposition to government in Kentucky and pro-British sentiment
Date 11 June 1794
Author Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document; Government document
Content Description 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.
Subjects 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  
People Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Greenville, Kentucky
Theme Westward Expansion; Government & Politics; Women in American History; Foreign Affairs; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859