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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Duer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04838 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter Date: 27 January 1791 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 32.7 x 20.3 cm.

Writes Duer regarding a supply of rations Duer requested for the frontiers. Discusses relations with the Indians. Notes he has heard that the Indians killed 11 men, 2 women, and 1 child near Marietta, Ohio [the "Big Bottom Massacre"]. Believes, "Every appearance indicates an extensive Indian War - great preparations must be made and probably great quantities of provisions will be required - I give you this in confidence as the measure are not yet decided upon by Congress But as soon as they shall be it will be necessary to proceed with great vigor." Docketed by Knox.

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