Disposition of Indian Forces and Threat of Smallpox

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Date July 6, 1792
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wayne discusses a number of matters concerning the garrison at Pittsburgh, including the disposition of Indian forces and the threat of small pox. His plan is to separate those troops who have had the disease from those who have not had it.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Anthony Wayne; recruits; Judge Addison; Major Ashton; Major Asheton; Captain Cass; Indians; hostile Indians; Captain Brant; British; Captain Brady; woodsmen; Quartermaster General; Colonel Hamilton; Samuel Hodgdon; James O'Hara; ;
Related Places Pittsburgh; Big Beaver; blockhouse; Washington County; Ohio County; the frontiers of Washington & Ohio Counties; New Hampshire; Pittsburgh; Fort Washington; Omee River; ;
Keywords smallpox; inoculation; disease; security; enclosed letters; furlough; resignation; provision; ;
Key Phrases the Indians can't continue long in any considerable numbers for want of provisions unless they are supplied by the British--the reports are they had assembled to the amount of four thousand at that place about the first of June; schedule of the recruits already marched, and ordered to march; small pox; block house; security to the frontiers of Washington and Ohio Counties; intentions of the hostile Indians with respect to peace or war; some Intelligence from that Quarter by the famous Cap. Brady; the present residence & situation of the Hostile Indians; a kind of clashing between the late Quartermaster General's duty & that of the present

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