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Necessary Accumulation of Men & Materials

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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 August 7, 1793
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Headquarters, Hobson's Choice near Fort Washington
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wayne emphasizes that he is only accumulating the number of men and provisions necessary to carry out his mission and objects to the complaints of the hostile Indians who say that the build-up indicates that he is about to invade their territory.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Anthony Wayne; our Commissioners; hostile Indians; Cornplanter; New Arrow; Contractors; Quartermaster General's department; savages; hay makers; General Wilkinson; Colonel Strong; General Posey; Chickasaws; General confederacy; Creeks; Cherokees; non-commissioned officers; privates; Captain Ford; Captain Peters; Captain Kingsbury; Captain Pasteur; Captain Prior; old sodiers; raw recruit; Lieutenant Glenn; Captain Pike; the President [Washington]; contractors; Captain Howell Lewis; ;
Related Places Headquarters Hobson's Choice near Fort Washington; Head of the line; swamps and precipices; the prairie; Fort Hamilton; waters of the Ohio; mounted volunteers of Kentucky; Indian country; ;
Keywords open the road and increase the deposits of corn and provisions; unnecessary arms and apprehensions; accumulation of flour and grain; rations; means of transport; Indian intelligence; cattle; pack horses; small enclosure or fence; guns of the fort; grass; herds of cattle; starving condition; hostile Indian intelligence; advance posts; serious alarms and apprehensions; depredations and murders; Grand Council of Hostile Indians; ordinance and military stores; serious disaster; time of service; service of a veteran soldier; reenlistment; flying howitzer; wilderness; uncommon heavy fall of rain; reinforcement of troops; cartridge boxes; iron trunnions; wagon teams; expedition from Pittsburgh; ;
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