19 August 2014

Askin's Letter And The Greenville Treaty

[Excerpt of a] Letter of John Askin, Jr., in regard to the making of the Treaty of Greenville:


"...John Askin, Jr., to Colonel Richard England, then British Commandant at Detroit...throws a strong contemporaneous side light on the situation of affairs at Detroit at that day. It also is an interesting revelation of the character of Major General Anthony Wayne."

"It is easy to read between the lines that Askin was at Greenville to prevent the signing of a treaty. General Wayne perceived this, and sent him to Fort Jefferson until the treaty was signed."

See more about the Askin family here.

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