Report from Colonel Josiah Harmar

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PublicationThornbrough, Gayle, ed. Outpost on the Wabash, 1787-1791: Letters of Brigadier General Josiah Harmar and Major John Francis Hamtramck and other letters and documents selected from the Harmar Papers in the William L. Clements Library. Indianapolis, Indiana: Indiana Historical Society, 1957. (no image)
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Date June 15, 1788
Author Name Josiah Harmar (primary) Location: Fort Harmar
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: New York
Summary Reports on the movements of General St. Clair who arrived at Fort Pitt and later attended to affairs at Ligonier. Major Doughty proceeds in a barge. Large boat laden with provisions for treaty set out for Falls of Muskingum. Mentions his tour to Mississippi River and visits to several villages on American and Spanish side. Discusses provisions to Post Vincennes, volume of emigration. Discusses Major Wyllys's report on the one million acres reserved by congress at the mouth of the Ohio for bounty lands to late army. Reports on attacks by Wabash Indians on Lieutenant Spear's party. Expressed hope that recruiting efforts will bring good men. Hopes that clothing can be furnished soldiers. Discusses the hiring of armorers at Fort Pitt. Makes mention of the land company, the Ohio Company of Associates.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Extract. Cited in Knox to St. Clair, 07/07/1788.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; General Josiah Harmar; General St. Clair; Major Doughty; Spanish; Major Wyllys; congress; Wabash Indians; Lieutenant Spear; armorers; Ohio Company of Associates; soldiers; ;
Related Places New York; Fort Harmar; Fort Pitt; Ligonier; Falls of Muskingum; Mississippi River; Post Vincennes; mouth of Ohio River; ;
Keywords emigration; report; bounty lands; recruiting; clothing; land company; ;
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