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Hamilton, Alexander (1757-1804) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05199 Author/Creator: Hamilton, Alexander (1757-1804) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 October 1791 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 22.1 x 18.7 cm.

Summary of Content: This is a letter requesting information for President George Washington's address to Congress. Hamilton seeks material on the expeditions against the Indians and specifically requests items describing "Every pacific measure" that was tried to produce an accommodation and avoid expense. Hamilton also asks for information on the "More pointed laws with penalties to rest[r]ain our own people." Also requests information on the treaties with the Cherokee and Six Nations, and the reasons for making them. Asks him to include anything else he thinks pertinent. Refer to GLC02437.05210 for Knox's report. Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Full Transcript: [draft]
Oct 17th
Dear Sir
The following are the particulars in the Presidents Letter which he expects you to prepare -
Expeditions against the Indians
Every pacific measure was previously ...tried to produce accom[odations] & avoid expence.
More pointed laws with penalties to rest[r]ain our own people - This & good faith
may produce tranquility
Treaties with Cherokees & six Nations
& reasons
I annex to the first the hints in the Presidents letter
Yrs. Affect
A Hamilton
You will of course add any other things that occur on any point

Gen Knox

[address leaf]
The Honorable
Henry Knox Esquire
Secretary for the Depart-
ment of War.
from Colo
17 Octr 1791
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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: American Indian HistoryNorthwest Indian WarCherokeesUS Constitutional ConventionRevolutionary War GeneralGovernment and CivicsPresidentPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsCongressNorthwest TerritoryFrontiers and ExplorationLawFinanceWestward ExpansionMilitary HistoryDiplomacyTreatyBoundary or Property Dispute

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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