Describes Activity at Fort Harmar; Mentions Supplies, Officers, Recruits, Indians

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PublicationSmith, William Henry, ed. The St. Clair Papers, The Life and Public Services of Arthur St. Clair. N.p. 1881. Reprinted Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1970. (no image)
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Date January 10, 1788
Author Name Josiah Harmar (primary) Location: Fort Harmar
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Lists recent correspondence. Hopes that the treaty with the governor of the Western Territory will pacify the "savages" and land with the Ohio Company purchase. Discusses habitability of land according to several reports around the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers. Discussion of federal territory. Encounter with mutinous John Sullivan on federal land and settlers' concerns about navigation on the Mississippi and dealings with the Natchez and New Orleans. Reports low supplies and bad weather. Mentions the work of retaining recruits and the need for a new captain. Reports the inhabitability of Fort McIntosh and intentions to send troops there to Fort Pitt.
Document Format Autograph, Contemporaneous or Certified Copy, Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Josiah Harmar; Bartholomew Tardiveau; Lieut. Kersey; Congress; John Sullivan; Arthur St. Clair; Indians; Lake Army; Officers; Troops; Ohio Company; Major Wylly; Spanish Liwiston; Natchez; New Orleans Indians; Major Brown; Contractors; Captain McCurdy; Lieutenant Ashton; Ensign Spear; Lieutenant Kersey; Captain Heart; Captain Smith; Lieutenant Pratt; Ensign Jeffries; Captain Bradford; Major Doughty; Lieutenant Beatty; Quartermaster; French Inhabitants;
Related Places Fort Harmar; Western Territory; Ohio; Muskingum River; Fort Massac; Ohio River; Mississippi River; Charleston; New Jersey; Allegheny Mountains; Kentucky; Cumberland; Franklin; Pennsylvania; New York; Connecticut; Rapids of the Ohio; Illinois; Fort McIntosh; Fort Pitt; War Office; Lake Erie; Big Brown; Wabash River;
Keywords Letters; Treaty; Land; Ohio Company Purchase; Act of New Jersey; Cannon; Weather; Meat; Flour; Whiskey; Rations; Clothing; Woolen Overalls; White Cloth; Rolls; Returns; Ordnance; Military Stores; Quartermaster Stores; Timber; Boats; Arms; Mutiny;
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