Personnel and Equipment Issues

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Date October 5, 1792
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wayne discusses a number of personnel concerns including the discharging of men of no value and promoting those who are worthy. There are several vacancies to be filled in the officer corps and a need to replace or repair three defective howitzers.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Anthony Wayne; detachments; Captain Porter; Lieutenant William Davidson; Lieutenant Samuel Cochran; Ensign John Paine; Captain John Stake; Dragoons; Major Bedinger; Major Rudolph; Mr. Jones; Mr. Dunn; Cornets; President of the United States; sergeant; Daniel Torry; non commissioned officer; Mr. McLane; clerk; Sergeant Richardson; 1st Troops and 1st Sub Legion; 3rd Sub Legion of Infantry; 2nd Sub Legion; ;
Related Places Pittsburgh; Philadelphia; York County;
Keywords force of the Enemy; intelligence; monthly return; report of the defects; howitzers; wagon; expense; muster and inspection; discharging; fit for service; vacancies; resignation; charges of a very criminal nature; vouchers; probation; appearance and manners of a Gentleman; improper appointments; ;
Key Phrases I hope we shall now be able to go on with the muster & inspection of the troops: but we will be under the necessity of discharging many of the men, who never were nor never will be fit for service; they are at present a nuisance to the legion, and a useless expence to the publick
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