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Preparations for Winter, Placement of Fortifications, Soldiers' Pay, and Food

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Document Information
Date November 14, 1792
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wayne explains his thinking on the placing of his fortifications and his preparations for the approaching winter. He talks of the absolute necessity of paying his men and lists several officers who, for various reasons, are no longer in the Legion. He emphasizes the critical need for flour which can't be easily transported because of the low waters in the rivers.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Spans Images 133-137 of this collection.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry xxxx Knox; Anthony Wayne; President; Mr. Hammond; Genl. Morgan; Genl. Wilkinson; all the Indians in the wilderness; Paymaster General; Lieut. Saml. Cochran; Ensign John Paine; Captain Ballard Smith; Ensign Wm. Temple Payne; Mr. Wm. Bird; Mr. Trumbull; Mr. Jesse Lukins, grandson to the old Surveyor General of Pennsylvania; Mr. Lane; Mr. F. Johnson; Captain Faulkner; Genl. Gates; detachment of mechanics;
Related Places Pittsburgh; Detroit; George Town; Mount Vernon; Fort Washington; Miami Villages; Pittsburgh; Kentucky; Ohio [River]; Pennsylvania; Big Beaver; Auglaize;
Keywords disposition of the troops; 200 workmen; port on the opposite side of the river; fortified camp; head of the line; favorable winter, i.e. a hard winter; sleds; encampment on the bank of the river; a secure harbor for our boats; Kentucky boats; landing the families; a good deal of labor and some expense; money immediately necessary for the payment of the troops; surplus; resignations and casualties; Courtmartial; two vacancies at this moment; corporal punishment; hammersman; want of flour; a speedy and a very great fall of rain;
Key Phrases At all events we ought to pay the troops; it will ensue discipline & due subordination and God knows I have had much difficulty to introduce them into the Legion; let me therefore pray you to forward the pay the soonest possible-

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