Describes Activity Surrounding Fort Harmar, French Creek, Preparations for Indian Treaty

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CollectionWestern Reserve Historical Society History Library: Alfred T. Goodman Papers view image
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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 June 15, 1788
Author Name Josiah Harmar (primary) Location: Fort Harmar
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Describes journey to French Creek and Captain Heart's work on his garrison and with the Seneca and Munsee. Describes geography. Discusses efforts to prepare for treaty. Refers to provisions and supplies and transportation by public expense. Reports numbers of boats and emigrants to pass through. Discusses land reserved by Congress and the lower land. Mentions dismantling of Fort McIntosh. Compares troops raised by New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut. Reports attack of Wabash Indians, death of 2 men. Hopes to recruit good men soon. Discusses supplies, arms, accoutrements. Seeks outcome of treaty to know how to manage posts. Wishes the best for the Ohio Company.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Josiah Harmar; Captain Heart; Seneca; Munsee; Indians; Arthur St. Clair; Major Doughty; Governor; Contractors; Bartholomew Tardiveau; Congress; Turnbull; Marmie; Messrs Turnbull, Marmie & Co; Britt; late army; Major Wyllys; General Clark; Major Hamtramck; Lieutenant Armstrong; Subaltern; Privates; Legislature of New York; officers; State Commissioners; Council; Lieutenant Spear; vagabonds; Wabash; recruiting officer; Captain Ashton; Captain Smith; Governor of the Western Territory; Dancan; Duncan; Lieutenant Beatty; Colonel Olney; Ohio Company;
Related Places Fort Harmar; Fort Pitt; Allegheny River; French Creek; Ohio River; Venango; Lake Erie; Ligonier; falls of the Muskingum; Muskingum River; Mississippi River; American side; Spanish side; American Villages; Spanish Villages; Post Vincennes; rapids; Rapids of the Ohio; Wabash River; Kaskaskias; Limestone; Illinois River; Franklin; Fort McIntosh; Big Beaver; New York; Pennsylvania; frontier; Connecticut; Illinois country; Detroit; Cuyahoga; ;
Keywords barge; garrison; security; treaty; boat; provisions; escort; council room; dispatches; public expense; cargo; horses; cows; sheep; hogs; wagons; acres; bounty lands; surveying; grand treaty; printed instructions; report; contingent money; dismantling and demolishing; block house; acts; list of officers; Commissioner goods; attack; killed; flank guard; report; subsistence; ration; arms and accoutrements; money; transportation; ordnance stores; quartermasters stores; medicine; supplies; ;
Key Phrases "The respectable characters who are Engaged in this purchase by their audacity & perseverance will most undoubtedly change the wilderness into a paradise."

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