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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03296
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0077] January-August 1786 
Title Congressional resolutions
Date 24-25 August 1786
Author United States Congress of the Confederation  
Document Type Government document; Legal document
Content Description 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.
Subjects Continental Congress  American Indian History  Frontiers and Exploration  Congress  Government and Civics  Military History  Military Supplies  Diplomacy  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Diet and Nutrition  
People Harmar, Josiah (1753-1813)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Theme Government & Politics; Westward Expansion; Native Americans; Agriculture
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859