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  • Updates on Building Block House January 5, 1792 Author: Isaac Craig Recipient: Henry Knox Summary: Explained problems that have postponed building block house.
  • Knox speaks of issues related to the defeat at Wabash with Sargent January 6, 1792 Author: Henry Knox Recipient: Winthrop Sargent Summary: Letter, alludes to St. Clair's campaign defeat; discusses protection of settlements on the frontiers.
  • Defense January 6, 1792 Author: Henry Knox Recipient: Isaac Craig Summary: Knox believed Cornplanters fears were justified, request for militia to defend Fort Franklin. List of ammunition forwarded by the governor. Discussed defense of frontier.
  • Sargent discusses the Adjutant General with Knox January 6, 1792 Author: Winthrop Sargent Recipient: Henry Knox Summary: Letter, alludes to St. Clair's campaign defeat; discusses post of Adjutant general.
  • Letter from Sam Boyd at Lancaster Ohio soliciting to be employed to make sundry articles for public use in the wake of unfortunate St. Clair expedition January 6, 1792 Author: Samuel Boyd Recipient: William Knox Summary: Boyd opens by noting that the late misfortune [presumably the St. Clair expedition that previous November] will be the cause of another campaign. He then notes that if the War Department is in need of wagons, horse harnesses, pack horses, bells and collars, tomahawks, shovels, spades, horse shoes, camp kettles, he can provide these at reasonable rates.
  • Continuing the War Against the Hostile Indians January 7, 1792 Author: Henry Knox Recipient: Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas Summary: Knox, speaking for the President, assures the Cornplanter and the other friendly chiefs that the United States, despite past defeats, will continue the war against the hostile Indians and will afford their peoples whatever protection that it is in the power of the United States to provide.
  • Defensive Measures Along the Northwestern Territory January 7, 1792 Author: Henry Knox Recipient: Arthur St. Clair Summary: Secretary Knox believes that the defense of the frontiers demands instant attention and asks about defensive measures being taken in Kentucky, Muskinghum and Galliapolis, and Pittsburgh.
  • Supply and procurement issues January 7, 1792 Author: Henry Knox Recipient: Isaac Craig Summary: Secretary Knox very briefly discusses supply and procurement issues with Major Isaac Craig and Clement Biddle.
  • Indian Council Convened at Buffalo Creek January 9, 1792 Author: Henry Knox Recipient: Reverend Samuel Kirkland Summary: Knox asks the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to see if he can find out what transpires at an Indian council soon to be convened at Buffalo Creek.
  • Assuring the Western Indians of Our Peaceful Intentions January 9, 1792 Author: Henry Knox Recipient: Peter Pond Summary: Knox instructs Captains Peter Pond and William Steedman as to the details of their mission to assure the western Indians as to the peaceful intentions of the United States while at the same time gathering intelligence on the Indians’ intentions and military capabilities.