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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  January-August 1786
|24-25 August 1786
|United States Congress of the Confederation
|Government document; Legal document
|Copy, in the hand of War Department secretary Robert Pemberton, of three Congressional resolutions. The first resolution, dated 24 August, is based on the report of a committee to whom were referred two letters on the Moravian Indians, one of which was written by Lieutenant Colonel [Josiah] Harmar to Secretary at War [Henry] Knox. Resolution states that Knox gives orders to Harmar to inform the Moravian Indians that Congress is happy to hear of their arrival at Cayahoga, and that they will protect the Indians at their settlements on the Muskingum. Specifies an amount of Indian corn Harmar is to give the Moravians out of the public stores, as well as other supplies including axes and blankets. The second resolution discusses a plan for a temporary government of the Haskaskias district. The third resolution, dated 25 August, refers to the memorial of the Grasshopper, an Oneida nation council member, and asks Knox to report.
|Continental Congress American Indian History Frontiers and Exploration Congress Government and Civics Military History Military Supplies Diplomacy Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Diet and Nutrition
|Harmar, Josiah (1753-1813) Knox, Henry (1750-1806)
|Government & Politics; Westward Expansion; Native Americans; Agriculture
|The Henry Knox Papers
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859