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Use of Scouts to Provide Security for Local Inhabitants

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 2nd Cong, Senate, Sec Treas Reports, RG46 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 2nd Cong, Senate, Sec Treas Reports, RG46 view image
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Date December 29, 1791
Author Name John Stagg Location: War Office, Philadelphia
Recipient Name Lieutenants of Washington, Allegheny, Westmoreland County Pennsylvania Location: Washington, Allegheny, Westmoreland Counties Pennsylvania
Summary Extract taken from records of the War Office, signed by John Stagg, War Office Clerk. The Secretary of War informs the Lieutenants of the Pennsylvania Counties of Allegheny, Westmoreland and Washington that a detachment of recruits of regular troops has been marched for Fort Pitt in order to provide security for the inhabitants, presumably from Indians. In addition, Knox gives the authority to call into service a number of expert hunters and woodsmen to serve as scouts in order to warn inhabitants of the approach of any danger. He recommends that the Scouts be carefully chosen on the basis of character. He goes on to provide details on inducements; pay is to be five sixths of a dollar per day; muster procedures are outlined; actions to be taken at the expiration of service and submission of accounts to the War Office.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox, Secretary of War; John Stagg; Lieutenants; Scouts; Chief Clerk; recruits; expert hunters and woodsmen; ;
Related Places Fort Pitt; Pittsburgh; Pennsylvania; Washington County; Allegheny County; Westmoreland County; Philadelphia; Ohio River; War Department; War Office; ;
Keywords use of Scouts to provide security from Indians; ;
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