Situation in Ohio Country: Indians Demand Withdrawal, Soldiers Need Pay, Shortage of Officers

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Date December 28, 1792
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Legion Ville
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary The Indians continue to demand that the United States withdraw to the south of the Ohio River. There is a severe shortage of officers; non-commissioned officers are now in posts which should be held by commissioned officers. The men have not been paid for five months and need the money to purchase clothing for the winter.
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Document Notes Spans Images 154-157 of this collection.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Anthony Wayne; Cornplanter; New Arrow; Rosecrantz; Rosencrantz; nephew of the Cornplanter; Indians; hostile Indians; Six Nations; chiefs; white men; Council; Legion; redoubts; guards; commissioned officers; PResident of the United States; Captain Mills; Major Asheton; Comptroller general; ;
Related Places Legion Ville; Legionville; Philadelphia; AuGlaize; Ohio River; south; north side of the Ohio River; camp; ;
Keywords treaty; surrendering; land; posessions; Grand Council; policing; character; vacant; promotion; resign; absent without leave; pay; pay of the troops; clothing; hutting; rags; dry good stores; return of the troops; invitation to the Cornplanter & New Arrow; cessation of hostilities; the proposed treaty in the spring; all the lands on the north side of the Ohio River; Grand Council held at Auglaixe; Redoubts & Guards; absent without leave; Pay of the troops; five months pay due to them; wretched condition for want of clothing; communication between posts cut off for months at a time; great deficiencies in the respective companies of the Corps;
Key Phrases I shall not comment further than to observe, that it is almost [a] disagreeable & humiliating situation to remain with our hands tied; whilst the Enemy are at liberty to act upon the offensive; and have done it with some effect
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