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Title: [Letter] 1794 Apr. 3, Knoxville, [Tennessee to] General Smith / William Blount, Governor of the state of Tennessee : a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:Blount, William

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Date: April 3, 1794
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter written to a General Smith from William Blount, then governor of the state of Tennessee (1790-1795), in Knoxville on April 3, 1794. In his letter, Governor Blount reported that French Minister Edmund Genet had been removed from his post, thus bringing to halt the project of General Clark. Also, Governor Blount referred to his correspondence with a person he referred to by the initials D.A., who had informed Governor Blount that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs was in favor of commencing offensive military operations. Governor Blount also discussed his upcoming business plans and some news from the House of Representatives.
Collection:Tennessee Historical Society

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Knoxville April 3d 1794
Dear Sir,

Genet is removed & his Successor has arrived at Philadelphia , with his Removal the Project of General Clark must expire

Letters from D.A. [unk] inform me that the Com. [Commissioner] of Indian Affairs will report in favour [favor] of offensive operations and I hope Congress will concur — — D.A. [unk] 's letter is dated Feb. [February] 12th. — I have none so late from the Secretary of War. — I shall leave this on the 20th Instant for the Moravion Town there to meet Mr. Blount & shall be back by the 20 th May at farthest. — The Report spread among the the People by the Members of the House of Representatives seems to have diffused satisfaction to all Ranks. — I am with great Respect,

Your obt Servt [obedient Servant]
Wm. [William] Blount
General Smith

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General Smith Mr Hickman
[added: Governor Blount
April 3d 1794]

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