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TIMOTHY PICKERING
Timothy Pickering on His Successful Negotiation of 1791 Treaty with the Five Nations, Unrealistically Hoping for Peace with other Western Native Americans
"from them no danger is to be apprehended: they are firmly resolved on peace…. I hope and trust the western campaign will succeed without bloodshed. Scott's expedition was extremely fortunate; and must when combined with the consideration of the power of the main army, impel the hostile Indians if not to make, yet to accept of offers of peace..."TIMOTHY PICKERING.Autograph Letter Signed, likely to Samuel Hodgdon. August 25, 1791. Philadelphia, PA. 2 pp. 8 x 9¼ in.Complete TranscriptPhiladelphia Augt 25, 1791.Dear Sir:I just now found at your house your favour of the 18th in which you gently upbraid me for not writing by a former conveyance. I had notice from Mrs H. I told her I would write; [loss of a couple words]...business & did not return in time. I wanted to write more especially to give you certain information of the result of the treaty with the Five Nations but I presume this has been done by Genl Knox; & that you already know that from them no danger is to be apprehended; they are firmly resolved on peace.Before this reaches you, you will have been informed of my appointment to the office of postmaster general. I shall come to reside in town myself; but not remove my family till the winter, when the snow shall render the road smooth & easy.I hope and trust the western campaign will succeed without bloodshed. [Charles] Scott's expedition was extremely fortunate; and must when combined with the consideration of the power of the main army, impel the hostile Indians if not to make, yet to accept of offers of peace.Capt. Hendrick [Aupaumut], the Stockbr … [Click Below for Full Description]
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