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Monthly return of the Pennsylvania troops at Fort McIntosh, and removal of vagabonds

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PublicationHazard, Samuel., et al, eds. Pennsylvania Archives, vol. 10. Philadelphia: Joseph Serverns & Co. (no image)
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Date May 1, 1785
Author Name Josiah Harmar (primary) Location: Fort McIntosh
Recipient Name President John Dickinson (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Lt.Colonel Josiah Harmar send to President John Dickinson a return of Pennsylvania troops in the service of the United States. Harmar recommends David Duncan to Dickinson for the job of taking charge of Fort McIntosh after the retrograde of 1st American Regiment. Reports on the detachment of an officer and party to remove and destroy the improvements of squatters. "Understanding that several Vagabonds had presumed to improve the land betwixt this and Fort Pitt which have been appropriated by the honorable the legislature of the State for the redemption of the depreciation Certificates, and apprehending that a removal of them would meet your Excellency's and the honorable Council's approbation, (altho' not in the line of duty as a Continental Officer,) I have taken liberty to detach an Officer with a small party, who has destroyed their cabins and driven them from their improvements."
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Content Notes Pennsylvania Archives vol. 10 by Hazard
Related Persons/Groups John Dickinson; Josiah Harmar; 1st American Regiment; David Duncan; Captain W. Finney; Captain D. Zeigler; Captain W. McCurdy; Captain Douglass; Lieutenant Beatty; Surgeon McDowell; Lieutenant Herbert; Ensign Denny; Vagabonds; Field grade officers; Commissioned Officers; Staff officers; non-commissioned officers; bombardiers; gunners; matrosses; congress; chaplain; Quarter master; pay master; ;
Related Places Fort McIntosh; Fort Pitt; Pittsburg; Pennsylvania;
Keywords depreciation certificates; cabins; infantry; artillery; ;
Key Phrases Understanding that several Vagabonds had presumed to improve the land betwixt this and Fort Pitt which have been appropriated by the honorable the legislature of the State for the redemption of the depreciation Certificates, and apprehending that a removal of them would meet your Excellency's and the honorable Council's approbation, (altho' not in the line of duty as a Continental Officer,) I have taken liberty to detach an Officer with a small party, who has destroyed their cabins and driven them from their improvements.
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