Perfecting the Troops for the Service

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CollectionClements Library: Anthony Wayne Letterbooks view image
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PublicationKnopf, Richard C., ed. Anthony Wayne, A Name In Arms: The Wayne-Knox-Pickering-McHenry Correspondence. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1960. (no image)
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Date September 14, 1792
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wayne discusses conflicts between various tribes of Indians and the need for probably twice the provisions than had been originally forecast. Training of the troops is proceeding well but some concern is expressed regarding the accuracy of the dates for which pay will be provided.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Anthony Wayne; General Wilkinson; Major Strong; Major Smith; General St. Clair; old Geyesutha; Ensign Sullivan; the Cornplanter's interpreter; New Arrow; Seneca and Canada Indians; the Delawares; the Senecas; detachment of Dragoons; light Infantry; Mr. Brant; Joseph Brant; Quartermaster General; Paymaster General; Governor Mifflin; Colonel Neville; ;
Related Places Pittsburgh; Fort Franklin; Buffalo Creek; the Ohio [River];
Keywords Genl. Wilkinson's letter to me; hostile disposition of the Indians; the quantity of provisions of the respective posts & garrisons; rations for six thousand troops; Posts on the Lakes; inclement season; desultory expedition composed of mounted volunteers; General St. Clair's field of battle; every exertion in my power; three General field days; sudden breastwork; the rear of the enemy; fifty thousand bushels of grain; ample magazine for the Legion; five hundred at eight quarts per horse; Pack Horses or mounted volunteers; what little grass they may pick up; one hundred thousand bushels would be nearer the mark; enclosed extract of instructions to the Paymaster General; Governor Mifflin's letter; You may rest assured that every exertion in my power has, and will be made to perfect the troops in discipline and for the service for which they are intended;
Key Phrases You may rest assured that every exertion in my power has, and will be made to perfect the troops in discipline and for the service for which they are intended
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