Coalescence of the Legion at Pittsburgh, Winter Encampment, and Stance Toward Indians

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Date October 26, 1792
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Has returned from scouting a winter site for the army; must wait for water to rise (for ease of supply) before relocating there. Refers to retention of interpreters. Capt. Pierce will soon arrive from Philadelphia with 192 noncoms and privates; complains that Capt. Eaton "of whom we have heard so much" has brought only 44 noncoms and privates, and that all arriving detachments thus far have had the same problem. Affirms hostile views of the Indians, and hopes all ideas of peace will be done away with, that the Legion may be more quickly assembled and allowed to do its job.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy, in hand of author
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Wayne, 11/02/1792. Spans Images 122-123 of this collection.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Anthony Wayne; interpreters; Captain Pierce; Captain Eaton; detachments; Indians; Legion; Secretary of War; non commissioned officers; privates; troops; General Knox; President Washington; contractors; quartermaster; Cornplanter; Mr. Rosecrantz; Sergeant Reynolds; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Ohio River; Indian County; Allegheny River; Big Beaver River; Buffalo Creek; Connowaingo; Fort Franklin; Geyesutha; Burnt Towns; ;
Keywords peace; supply by water; viva voce; compensation; intelligence; ;
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