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Measures for the Protection of the Frontier

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionLibrary of Congress: Harry Innes Papers, mm81027201 view image
CollectionFilson Club: Isaac Shelby Papers view image
Document Information
Date July 29, 1790
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Lieutenant of the County of Mason, Kentucky (primary)
Summary Knox discusses defensive measures for the protection of the frontier.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes A Circular Letter to selected County Lieutenants. The Oath is included.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Lieutenant of the County of Mason, Kentucky; Judge Innes; Harry Innes; scouts; President of the United States; militia; Indians; Shawnesse; Shawnee; Cherokee; banditti; Governor of the Western Territory; ; Brigadier General Harmar; county lieutenants; rangers; subaltern; sergeant; corporal; privates; lieutenant; ensign; commanding officer; paymaster; magistrates; governor; ;
Related Places War Office; Mason County, Kentucky; frontier counties; Ohio River; Treasury; ;
Keywords expense; arrangement; ceased and terminated; deplorable situation; temporary measure; conditional orders; depredations; seals; rates of pay; rations; Virginia currency; immediate danger; return of the names, rank, ages, residence and times of service; pay abstract; abstract of the rations; oath; triplicate receipts; payment; vouchers; ;
Key Phrases that expensive species of militia; straggling parties of Indians;

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