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Discussing Progress of Recruits, Allocation of Stores, and Indian Relations

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Document Information
Date August 3, 1792
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Anthony Wayne (primary)
Summary Knox talks of the progress of the movement of recruits and the allocations of stores and the procedures for strict accountability of all public property. Uniformity of pay procedures is advocated. Responds to Wayne's inquiry regarding scouts. No effort should be made to keep the hostile Indians at the council nor should the friendly Chickasaws be retained since they will not be needed in the immediate future. Several deserters have been captured and more should be in custody soon.
Document Format Recipient's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Cites Wayne to Knox 07/28/1792
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Anthony Wayne; Henry Knox; Captain Preston's and Springer's companies; Captain Preston; Captain Springer; Gibson; Preston; Thomas Lewis; Howell Lewis; recruits; Captain Henry Bowyer; Cavalry; Lieutenant Melcher; Major Isaac Craig; Lockwood; Trigg; contractors; Rodgers; Winston; Major Rudolph; Comptroller; paymaster; Robert Morris; Major Trueman; General Wilkinson; scouts; Captain Hendricks; Captain Brant; General Israel Chapin; Five Nations; Indians; Cornplanter; hostile Indians; state troops; Major McCully; Major Clark; Major Butler; Chickasaws; Postmaster General; recruiting officers; Ashton; deserters; Constables; Eaton's company;
Related Places War Department; Greenbriar Courthouse; Point Pleasant; mouth of the great Kenhawa; Pittsburgh; Newark; New Jersey; upper part of this state; Ohio County; Ohio River; Fort Washington; upper parts of the Ohio; Indian country; Wabash; Auglaize; gaol; jail; Vermont; Carlisle;
Keywords pay; inspect; muster; rendezvous; escort of Gibson's company; arms; accoutrements; tents; clothing; invoice of clothing; rifles and equipments; canteens; knapsacks; pairs of shoes; blankets; suits of clothing; contrary winds; rifle clothing; saddles and Cavalry equipment; instructions and regulations from the Comptroller to the paymaster; uniformity in the returns & forms; general orders; regulations for the orderly receiving, distributing, and accounting for all public property designed for the Army; regulations relative to forage, paper, wood, etc.; forage; wood; proper economy; regularity of payments; discipline; carelessness of raw recruits; accounts from the Indian country; arrangements of scouts; Council; Cornplanter's judgement; levies; active campaign; commencement of discipline; proofs of the powder; expense; recruiting service; apprehended; reward; Legionary howitzers; defect in the Contractor for the shells; three pound balls; chests of medicine; invoices; ;
Key Phrases I flatter myself that your command will be distinguished by the highest degree of discipline in all parts of the troops, and in the highest attention to the public property.

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