Transcriptions closed on May 15, 2018. Read more details here.

Current Plans for the Protection of the Frontiers

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionIndiana Historical Society Library: Northwest Territory Coll., M367 view image
Document Information
Date July 19, 1790
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Beverley Randolph (primary)
Summary Henry Knox, Secretary of War, informs Virginia's governor, Beverley Randolph, of the current plans for protecting the frontiers, including a proposed expedition of continental troops and county militia into the Western Territory to extirpate banditti.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter
Document Notes Bound in volume entitled "Defensive Protection of the Frontier."
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Beverly Randolph; Henry Knox; Shawan; Cherokee; George Washington; scouts; rangers; ;
Related Places War Office; Washington County, Pennsylvania; Harrison County; Randolph County, Ohio; Monongahalia County; Kenhawa County, Virginia; Mason County; Bourbon County; Woodford County; Madison County; Lincoln County; Mercer County; Nelson County; Jefferson County, Kentucky; Ohio River; Western Territory; Wabash River; ;
Keywords Indian hostilities; militia; troops; banditti;
Key Phrases The President of the United States upon mature consideration has therefore thought proper to give the governor of the western territory and commanding officer conditional order to extirpate the said banditti provided th same could be effected, without interfering with the general objects of peace with the regular tribes lying upon the Wabash and its vicinity.

[Note: Transcriptions are works in progress and maybe partial. Please help us correct any errors or omissions by signing up for a transcription account.]
[not available]