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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  January-June 1802
|David McClure to Henry Knox on growing old and Knox's achievements
|18 June 1802
|McClure, David (1748-1820)
|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.
|American Indian History Religion Government and Civics Friendship Death Christianity Agriculture and Animal Husbandry
|McClure, David (1748-1820) Knox, Henry (1750-1806)
|East Windsor, Connecticut
|Native Americans; Government & Politics; Westward Expansion; Religion; Agriculture
|The Henry Knox Papers
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859