War Dept. Personnel Issues

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Date January 12, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Anthony Wayne (primary)
Summary Knox addresses personnel issues including pay (the paymaster is finally on site), promotions, reductions in force, pay raises, and training. Several Wabash chiefs have died of smallpox.
Document Format Recipient's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Spans Images 147-149 of this collection.
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Related Persons/Groups Anthony Wayne; Henry Knox; Mr. Swan; Brigadier General James Wilkinson; La Gesse; Grand Joseph; recruits; Caleb Swan; Congress; recruits; militia; Wabash; Indians; Wabash Indians; ;
Related Places War Department; Lancaster; Carlisle; ;
Keywords smallpox; cold water; no further impediment to the completion of the pay for the troops; motion for the reduction of the troops; promotions among the troops; disposition to raise the pay of the troops; pay; promotions; recruiting service; returns; camp; warfare; dead; ;
Key Phrases It is highly satisfactory to hear from you of the progressive discipline of the troops, according to the nature of the warfare for which they are destined. It is the close pursuit of this principle alone that will give the ascendency to troops called regulars over militia; honor and glory to you and your army;
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no further impediment to the completion of the pay for the troops; motion for the reduction of the troops; promotions among the troops; disposition to raise the pay of the troops;