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Collection Reference Number GLC00813
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1792 
Title Extracts of letters written by the Secretary of War, to the Governor of Virginia, upon the defensive protection of the frontiers of that State
Date 16 May - 3 November 1792
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Additional authors Stagg, John, Jr. (1758-1803)
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Contemporary clerical copy signed by chief clerk of the War Department, John Stagg, Jr. The letters concern protection of the Virginia frontier against Indians, emphasizing President Washington's view "that all parts of the union ought to be defended at the general expense." Discusses William Blount's requests for militias, congressional authorization, and Washington's opinions on the matters. Tied with blue ribbon.
Subjects American Indian History  Government and Civics  President  Military History  Frontiers and Exploration  Westward Expansion  Economics  Finance  Militia  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Blount, William (1749-1800)  Stagg, John, Jr. (1758-1803)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Native Americans; The Presidency; Westward Expansion; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859