"When one side only of a story is heard and often repeated, the human mind becomes impressed with it insensibly."

Letter to Edmund Pendleton | Thursday, January 22, 1795


Editorial Notes

Washington worried about the United States' ability to address the grievances Native Americans being displaced by western migration of whites.  In his 22 January 1795 letter to Edmund Pendleton he explains that annual gifts to Native Americans "are not given so much with a view to purchase peace," but "retribution for injuries, not otherwise to be redressed."  He feared Native Americans, only seeing the bad side of the United States, would come to resent whites.

Letter to Edmund Pendleton | Thursday, January 22, 1795


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