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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.09330
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0075] May-August 1785 
Title George Washington to Henry Knox regarding the Western Territories
Date 18 June 1785
Author Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects 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  
People Washington, George (1732-1799)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Mount Vernon, Virginia
Theme Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; The Presidency; Foreign Affairs; Native Americans; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859