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Deployment of Troops to Prevent Indian Incursions

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Date June 29, 1792
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wayne discusses the deployment of some of his forces in order to prevent Indian incursions. Nothing of importance has occurred except the arrival of Gen. Wilkinson's wife and family and the presentation to Wayne of an Indian scalp taken by a detachment of the Pa. Rifle Corps.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Anthony Wayne; County Lieutenants; Rifle Corps of Pennsylvania; Captain Cass; Lieutenant Jeffers; Rangers; General Wilkinson; General Wilkinson's Lady & family; Colonel Hodgdon; Samuel Hodgdon; Major McCully; Judge Addison;
Related Places Pittsburgh; frontier; Pennsylvania; Virginia; Kentucky; Indian Country; Ohio River; Fort Washington; the Westward;
Keywords incursions; express boat; Indian scalp; circular letters; ;
Key Phrases I was presented with avery [sic] interesting present two days ago taken by a Detachment of the Pennsylvania Rifle Corps, commanded by Major McCully, i.e. an Indian scalp, the enclosed copy of a letter will inform you of the particulars; incursions into the Indian country;

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