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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  May-August 1785
|George Washington to Henry Knox regarding the Western Territories
|18 June 1785
|Washington, George (1732-1799)
|Later copy of a letter from Washington to Knox, advising Knox in detail on how he might arrange for the Defense of the Western Territories. Also congratulates Knox on becoming "Secretary at War," discusses Congress' plans for the Western Territories and the British presence in these areas. The end of the last page is attached and extends beyond the document. Copy made 3 February 1854.
|Frontiers and Exploration Northwest Territory American Indian History Military History Continental Congress Congress Government and Civics Land Transaction Global History and Civics Foreign Affairs President
|Washington, George (1732-1799) Knox, Henry (1750-1806)
|Mount Vernon, Virginia
|Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; The Presidency; Foreign Affairs; Native Americans; Westward Expansion
|The Henry Knox Papers
|Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859