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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.07735
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0149] January-June 1802 
Title David McClure to Henry Knox on growing old and Knox's achievements
Date 18 June 1802
Author McClure, David (1748-1820)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Speaks of their "ancient friendship" and of Knox's accomplishments with the Indians while Secretary of War. Writes, "Altho' we are not yet old men yet we are verging into that class, and the greater part of those who set out with us on the journey of life have finished their earthly career." Notes he is happy Knox improves his time and abilities for the public good. Mentions the "one thing which was set on foot while you was Secretary of War, under your direction, relative to the civilization of the Indians, is attended with success. The Indian Tribes at the Southward, especially, appear to be making good use of the advantages given them by the United States. Their civilization will open a door for the more easy introduction of christianity: & the most effectual method to keep them peaceable." Discusses the fruit trees on his farms and inquires about Knox's farm.
Subjects American Indian History  Religion  Government and Civics  Friendship  Death  Christianity  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  
People McClure, David (1748-1820)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written East Windsor, Connecticut
Theme Native Americans; Government & Politics; Westward Expansion; Religion; Agriculture
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859