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Security of the Frontier and Employment of Scouts

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PublicationPalmer, William P., ed. Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts. 11 Vols. Richmond: 1875-1883. Reprinted. New York: Kraus Reprint Corp., 1968. (no image)
Document Information
Date July 29, 1790
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Beverley Randolph (primary)
Summary Discusses protection on the frontier against Indian incursions. Suggests that Shawanese and outcast Cherokees may be perpetrators. President Washington has ordered extirpation of banditti. General Harmar to command expedition. Troops to be mounted. Expect that this will result in added security and tranquility. President has directed that Scouts be discontinued. Letter on the same subject is enclosed to certain county Lieutenants. Regarding Scouts, President Washington requests information on the wages, the means of calling them into service, and evidence of their service.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Calendar of Virginia State Papers, vol. 5, 193-194. (1885) Document Cited: 1790041413099
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Related Persons/Groups Beverley Randolph; Henry Knox; Governor of the Western Territories; Arthur St. Clair; Brigadier General Josiah Harmar; Judge Innes; parties of Indians; Indians; Shawanese; Shawanesse; Cherokee; outcast Cherokee; banditti; President of the United States; George Washington; regular tribes; Continental troops; militia; scouts; rangers; County Lieutenants; commanding officer; ;
Related Places War Office; frontier counties; Ohio; lakes; Wabash River; Kentucky; Harrison County; Randolph County; Ohio County; Monongahalia County; Kenhawa County; Mason County; Bourbon County; Woodford County; Madison County; Lincoln County; Mercer County; Nelson County; Jefferson County; Washington County; Russell County; Wythe County; Virginia; ;
Keywords protection of the frontier; incursions; depredations; peace; horseback; mounted; wages; general rules; ;
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