Instructions for Interpost Communication, Indian Gifts, and Pay Draws

Item

Type

Autograph Letter Signed

Title

Instructions for Interpost Communication, Indian Gifts, and Pay Draws

Description

Discusses distribution of U.S. forces in territory east of the Mississippi. Requests that information be forwarded to post commanders wherever Guion is not, be they Walnut Hills, Chickasaw Bluffs, or Natchez. Directs Guion to carefully husband Indian gifts, and ascertain the character of the Indian in question before giving anything away, lest the gifts be wasted on an Indian who might lose them. Advises Guion that he may draw upon both McHenry and the payment for the Walnut Hills garrison to pay his men and cover expenses.

year created

1797

month created

10

day created

16

author

sent from location

Near Downingstown

recipient

in image

notable person/group

Isaac Guion
James McHenry
James Wilkinson
military
messenger
officer
commander
Pope
Indians
Chickasaws
troops

notable location

Near Downings Town
Mississippi
Natchez
territory
Chickasaw Bluff
Walnut Hills
post
Ohio
Chickasaw Nation

notable item/thing

Dispatch
fortifications
garrison
presents
gift
annuities

document number

1797101600001

page start

1

number of pages

2

Document instances

In image In source Location in source
[view document] (6 pages) EWD16 (6 pages) Collection: Clairborne (JFH) Collection Guion Ltr.+Papers B:10
[view document] (0 pages) BRH09 (0 pages) Collection: James McHenry Papers B: 2, 3

Document names

Type Name Location Notes
Author James McHenry Near Downingstown [n/a]
Recipient Isaac Guion [unknown] [n/a]