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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.10228
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0108] April 1792 
Title Extracts from the instructions to Major General St. Clair [Incomplete]
Date ca. 4 April 1792
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Document Type Military document
Content Description Explains duties for General St. Clair under the employ of the United States government concerning conflict with the Indians. States that "[t]he great policy therefore of the general government is to establish a just and liberal peace with all the Indian tribes within the limits and in the vicinity of the [territory ?] of the United States." Describes details of future campaigns and orders. Despite the goal of peace, "[i]t is hardly possible if the Indians continue hostile, that [you] will be suffered quietly to establish a post at the Miami village." Extracts date from March 21, 1791 to June 23, 1791. Sewn binding and pages are numbered in the upper left corner, starting from 37 to 55. Letterpress copy.
Subjects Peace  Diplomacy  Treaty  Government and Civics  American Indian History  Frontiers and Exploration  Military History  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Theme Government & Politics; Native Americans
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859