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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04709
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0096] July-September 1790 
Title Preliminary draft of letter from Henry Knox to George Washington offering advice on British request to move troops through US to attack Spanish
Date 29 August 1790
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Washington, George  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description This appears to be a preliminary draft of Knox's 29 August 1790 letter to George Washington (in the GW Papers at the Library of Congress) responding to Washington's secret communication of 27 August. In that communication, sent to the members of his Cabinet, Washington asked for opinions as to the proper response to take if the British asked for permission to travel across U.S. territory, from Detroit to the Mississippi, in order to attack Spanish posts. See GLC02437.08216, GLC02437.08217, and 2437.09449 for related drafts.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Government and Civics  President  Global History and Civics  Military History  Frontiers and Exploration  Diplomacy  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Theme Government & Politics; The Presidency; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
Related documents Draft of a letter to George Washington from Henry Knox regarding possible British troop movements from Detroit  
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