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Payment of Legion Continues; Military Escorts for Officials & Apology for Slight

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionClements Library: Anthony Wayne Letterbooks view image
MicrofilmHistorical Society Of Pennsylvania: Anthony Wayne Papers (no image)
PublicationKnopf, Richard C., ed. Anthony Wayne, A Name In Arms: The Wayne-Knox-Pickering-McHenry Correspondence. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1960. (no image)
Document Information
Date January 19, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Anthony Wayne (primary)
Summary The arrival of the Paymaster should expedite the payment of the troops although sublegionary paymasters should be appointed to aid the process. The President orders that state officials such as governors and judges should, when feasible, be provided military escorts and boats when they travel. Knox assures Wayne that the latter is firmly in command of the Legion and should not feel threatened by Knox's casual reference to "General Wilkinson's district."
Document Format Recipient's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Cited in Wayne to Knox, 01/31/1793. Confidential postscript. Spans Images 150-152 of this collection.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Anthony Wayne; Henry Knox; staff officers at Fort Washington; Major Craig; Isaac Craig; Caleb Swan; Mr. Swan; Doctor Strong a Surgeon's Mate; Doctor Strong; surgeon's mate; Sub-Legionary Paymasters; Capt. Butler; Brigadier General Wilkinson; Secretary of the Western Territory; President of the United States; Colonel Sproat; staff officers; civil executive; Governor; Arthur St. Clair; Secretary; Judges; Commander in Chief; Adjutant General; ;
Related Places War Department; Fort Washington; Kentucky;
Keywords mixture of stores; stores; blazon; defects; disposition of the stores; clothing; clothing was carefully packed; money; payment of the troops; pay; two months pay; boat and escorts; General Wilkinson's district; appointed; correspondence; boat; escorts; execution of duties; ;
Key Phrases ..."General Wilkinson's district"--be assured, Sir, this meant nothing more than the lower division of the troops--all and every order relative to the troops shall, as they ought, be directed to you as Commander in Chief--

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