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Status of Offensive Troops

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CollectionVirginia State Library: Executive Papers, Office of Governors Letters view image
CollectionIndiana Historical Society Library: Northwest Territory Coll., M367 (no image)
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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 15, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Beverley Randolph (primary) Location: Richmond
Summary Troops will rendezvous at Fort Washington for offensive action North-West of the Ohio River. Requests input from Randolf to increase efficiency of calling up troops from Virginia.
Document Format Copy of Signed Document
Document Notes Cited in Knox to St. Clair, 09/30/1791.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Beverley Randolph; Henry Knox; President; Indians; Indian Nation; militia; regular forces; general; ;
Related Places Richmond; War Department; Virginia; Kentucky; frontier; Ohio River; North West of the Ohio; Fort Washington; ;
Keywords offensive operations; marched; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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Letter from
the Secy at war
[Stamped with word "FREE"]
Done Aug. 2 91
July 15 1791
War [Depa]rtment
His Excellency Beverly Ra[ndol]ph
Governor of the S[tate o]f Virginia
Richmond
HKnox
Knox
Sec'y of War
July 15th 1791
War Department,
July 15th 1791
Sir
I have the honor to inform your Excellency, that the force destined for the offensive operations of the Campaign northwest of the Ohio have been raised and marched and the greater part carried on the waters of the Ohio _ and that the rendezvous will be at Fort Washington, during the present month _
The regular force which will be assembled, is considered as sufficient for the objects to be accomplished _ But, a more extensive combination of the Indian Nations, and other circumstances, not estimated, may render it otherwise
In this case, the commanding General is authorised to call for such numbers and species of Militia from Kentucky as the nature of the case may require
The
The President of the United States has commanded me to make this communication to your Excellency, and request that if there are any measures on the part of the executive of Virginia which would add efficacy to the call of the General, in case it should be made, that you would be pleased to issue the directions accordingly _
I have the honor to be,
Sir,
With great respect
Your most hum Serrnt
H Knox
Secy of War

His Excellency
The Governor
of Virginia

(No 21)
[Letter from the Secretary of War to the Governor of Virginia]
War department, July 15 1791
Sir
I have the honor to inform your Excellency, that the force destined for the offensive operations of this campaign north west of the Ohio, has been raised and marched, and the greater part arrived on the waters of the Ohio; and that the rendezvous will be at Fort Washington, during the present month.
The regular force which will be assembled, is considered as sufficient for the objects to be accomplished_ But, a more extensive combination of the indian-nations, and other circumstances not estimated, may render it otherwise.
In this case, the commanding general is authorized to call, for such numbers and species of militia, from Kentucky, as the nature of the case may require.
The
The President of the United States has commanded me to make this communication to your Excellency, and request, that if there are any measures on the part of the executive of Virginia, which would add efficiency to the call of the general, in case it should be made, that you would be pleased to issue their directions accordingly.
I have the honor to be etc etc
His Excellency The Governor of Virginia