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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04321
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0090] July-August 1789 
Title David Humphreys to Henry Knox about frontier troops and Indian affairs
Date 7 August 1789
Author Humphreys, David (1752-1818)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document
Content Description Writes in full, "The President commands me to inform you, that he proposes to lay the Communications relative to the Indian affairs in the Southern District and the establishment of a national Militia before both Houses of Congress, as soon as they shall have convened to-day; for which purpose he desires that you will call upon him at a proportionally early hour. - In the mean time, if you have in readiness the additional clause respecting the Troops now in service he wishes you to forward it by the bearer, that he may have time to give it consideration previous to its insertion in his Message: or if it is not in readiness, he would be glad to have it, as soon as it shall be."
Subjects American Indian History  Revolutionary War General  President  Government and Civics  Congress  Military History  Militia  Frontiers and Exploration  Westward Expansion  Presidential Speeches and Proclamations  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Humphreys, David (1752-1818)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Native Americans; Westward Expansion; Government & Politics; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859