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Report from Fort Pitt, on Indian shore, Western side of Alleghany River

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CollectionState Historical Society of Wisconsin: George R. Clark Papers view image
PublicationHazard, Samuel., et al, eds. Pennsylvania Archives, vol. 10. Philadelphia: Joseph Serverns & Co. (no image)
Document Information
Date December 5, 1784
Author Name Josiah Harmar (primary) Location: Fort Pitt
Recipient Name President John Dickinson (primary)
Summary Harmar reports the arrival of troop detachments at Fort Pitt, his intentions for marching his troops down the Ohio to the Treaty at Fort McIntosh, and the numbers of troops in his command. Writes of problems with deserters.
Document Format Letter Signed
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Content Notes Source of transcription: Hazard, Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 10
Related Persons/Groups John Dickinson; Josiah Harmar; Harmar; Dickinson; Council of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Troops; Captain Douglass's company of artillery; Captain Finney's company of infantry; Captain Zeigler's and Captain McCurdy's companies of infantry; Commissioners; troops; Mr. Alexander Lowrey; ; messenger to the Commissioners; Indians; corps; Lieutenant Herbert; Secretary in the War Office; non-commissioned officers; music [ musicians ]; Supreme Executive Council;
Related Places Fort Pitt; Camp near Fort Pitt; Indian Shore; Western side of the Allegany River; Cayahoga [ Cuyahoga ]; Fort McIntosh; Ohio River; encampment; Philadelphia;
Keywords 18 October 1784; detachment; 29 October 1784; position; consultation; advanced season of the year; difficulty of supplies; expence of transportation; treaty; tents; baggage; water; invitation; repairs; winter quarters; return of the Pennsylvania troops; list of all deserters; orders; general court martial; trial; list deserters; villains; attachments; pardon; full complement of men;
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