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November 11, 1782 General Greene's Report on Clothing for the Southern Army Nathaniel Greene Benjamin Lincoln Greene informs Lincoln that he is taking measures to obtain clothing for the troops. He reports that he has on hand only a small part of his army's winter clothing. After issuing clothing to the troops going to the north he will have only a small pittance left. Greene discusses his financial arrangements for paying for the clothing through bills drawn on the Continental Army's Financier.
February 5, 1783 Refutation of Financial Impropriety Nathaniel Greene Benjamin Lincoln Greene enclosed letters and certificates to refute rumors of financial impropriety in his contracts with Charleston merchants to supply his army with clothing. Greene wants to give Lincoln the letters necessary to silence any insinuations that may arise in Virginia. Malicious reports have also appeared in South Carolina concerning improper financial dealings between Banks and Morris.
August 9, 1793 Refers to Stores, Supplies, and Indian Goods James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon Refers to correspondence. Reports receiving the first of the stores. Hopes to have Indian goods at Pittsburgh as soon as possible.
October 23, 1793 Issues of Supply & Initial Contacts with Indians Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Notes Legion's march from Hobson's Choice continued from Oct. 7 to the 13th, when it stopped for lack of provisions. Notes that rations contractors are totally inadequate, and the entire Legion has been engaged in moving provisions, as the contractors cannot. Nonetheless optimistic about staying supplied, and vows not to fall back. Notes problem of protecting supply convoys, and relates tale...
November 15, 1793 Concern about Kentucky Troops Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Extract from General Anthony Wayne to Secretary Knox. Discusses late arrival and concern about General Scott's Kentucky troops.
November 15, 1793 New Post, Greeneville, Threatens Indians at Au Glaize; Addresses Supplies and Recruitment Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Notes Legion's position threatening Miami villages and Indian town at Au Glaize, saying this protects frontier and supply convoys by keeping Indians close to protect their homes, rather than venturing further to attack U.S. settlers or Legion supply shipments. Hopes to capture or reduce Au Glaize soon, and build a fort at the place. Expresses opinions on Kentucky mounted volunteers. Notes that...
December 4, 1793 Pleading for Orders, Backpay & New Recruits; Defenses at Greeneville Complete, and Expectations of Indians to Fight or Deal Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Laments lack of word from Knox, which he attributes to an epidemic in Philadelphia; also laments continued unreliability of contractors. Reports defenses at Greeneville complete, and believes Indians will fight or submit to negotiations by Jan. 1. Notes continuing problem of expiring enlistments and efforts to reenlist veterans; pleads for the 7 months' back pay due to the troops. Hopes that...
January 8, 1794 Provisions Used and Required; Reclaiming Site of St. Clair's Defeat; Skirmishes with Indians Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne will forward returns of stores used, and transmit supply needs for coming months; encloses list of men whose enlistments will expire before June, and lists new promotions. Notes conclusion of court-martial of Ensign Morgan. Encloses correspondence with contractors. Reports seizing and fortifying the site of St. Clair's defeat in 1791. Notes a small skirmish between U.S. scouts and...
January 13, 1794 Message Delivered by Three Delaware Indians Anthony Wayne [not available] Message from "hostile" Indians delivered to Headquarters at Greenvill. Chiefs desire peace, seek answer on peace from U.S. Signed by chiefs with alias.
August 13, 1794 Wayne Address to Indians Regarding Peace Meeting Anthony Wayne [not available] Wayne addressed all Nations North West of the Ohio River regarding peace: Wayne requested to meet deputies sent by the Indian tribes to discuss peace agreement which included protection of women and children and returning of land to tribes. Christopher Miller, an adopted Shawnee was offered by Wayne to provide evidence of the United States kindness. Wayne advised the Nations to disregard...
January 18, 1794 Indian Flag of Truce, and Suspicions Thereof Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne Informs Knox that the Indians have sent in a flag of truce, which he believes is due to the seizure of St. Clair's field and the approach to Grand Glaize. Doubts the overture is sincere, believing the Indians may just be stalling for time to remove their women and children, store winter provisions, and scout Wayne's camp -- but accepts the necessity of losing this opportunity for a quick...
January 18, 1794 Supplement: Truce with Indians, and Considerations of Possible Treaty Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Supplement to prior letter of same date; Wayne laments the arrival of the Indians' truce flag, as he was set to seize Girtystown (now St. Mary's Ohio), in the center of the hostile tribes' region, but says he could not refuse the gesture. Truce of three days set, will not advance for that period. Considers merits of two possible treaty sites, Picquetown or Grand Glaize. Asks for instructions,...
March 20, 1794 Indians Appear to Be Preparing for Hostilities; Legion Manpower Problems Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne's spies have captured a man whose testimony makes Wayne believe the Indians do not desire peace, and are assembling to receive arms, ammunition, clothing, etc. from the British Indian agent Col. McKee. Meanwhile the Legion is melting away as enlistments expire. Laments that Congress has defeated a bill which would have provided new recruits for the Legion. Plans to advance to hold...
June 12, 1794 Pay and Resignation of Officers, Enclosed Letters from Bines and Hamtramck Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Enclosed letters from Captain Hamtramck and Captain Maxwell Bines regarding the pay drawn by a officer after his resignation. John Clarke resigned, Wayne allotted him pay and rations due to his poor health.
July 16, 1794 Detailed Information on Hostile Indians Movement Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Mounted volunteers under Major General Scott and Captain Butler at Fort Washington ordered to Green ville to track the movement of hostile Indians. Escape path given in detail.
August 14, 1794 Capture of Post at Grand Glaize Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter, describes Wayne's campaign; discusses defection of Newman, field quartermaster; discusses Indians and Indian warfare; describes Indian lands; discusses stockade fort; discusses forts and fortifications; mentions militia.
August 14, 1794 Seizure of Grand Glaize; Expectation of Battle with British & Indians Near Roche de Bout Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Notes that Indians have abandoned Grand Glaize area villages, and that they would have been taken totally unawares if not for the desertion of a quartermaster from the Legion who gave them warning. Expresses astonishment at the amount of buildings and crops. Is erecting 2 forts in the area, Fort Defiance and Fort Adams. Expects campaign to be decided in a confrontation with British and Indians...
January 4, 1795 Request for Explanation of Wayne Speech to Sachum Indians Anthony Wayne Isaac Williams Due to snow, Wayne believed the arrival of the Sachum Indians would be delayed to their rendez-vous with Williams. Wayne requested Williams fully explain the speech Wayne gave on the first of the month to the Indians and Lord Dorchester; Wayne promised destruction of tribes in the spring and summer if they did not accept the peace agreement.
February 21, 1795 Agreement to Peace Talks at Time Appointed by Indian Tribes John Williams [not available] Notification of acceptance to peace talks between several tribes and the United States. Notes on 22nd February the Wayandots, by Chief Middle Sky, signed the Preliminary Articles for peace.
February 22, 1795 Proclamation - Peace Between the United States and Indian Nations North West of the Ohio River Anthony Wayne William Henry Harrison Peace established by A. Wayne between United States and Indian Nation. Mutual surrender of prisoners, cessation of hostilities, and general treaty to hold council for all causes of controversy. Punishment for violation of treaty threatened.
May 31, 1795 Letter Concerning Transport of Goods, Upcoming Treaty in Greenville, and Peace Anthony Wayne Isaac Williams Letter delivered by Leather Lips, Delaware chief, and warriors. Williams stated that the Indians traveling to Greenville will sign treaty and are eager for peace. Supplies transported to Greenville from Pittsburg will be housed in small fort with garrison to be constructed soon.
August 3, 1795 Treaty of Greenville Timothy Pickering [not available] Certified copy of official Treaty of Greenville that secures peace between the United States and the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawnees, Shawanoes, Ottawas, Chippewas, Potawatimes, Miamis, Eel River, Weeds, Kickapoos, Piankashaws, and Kaskaskias. Outlines boundaries, trade, agriculture, and civil rights.
August 29, 1796 Interception of French Documents, Sale of Information to British Anthony Wayne James McHenry Lieut. Taylor returned from trip to Fort Knox with letters from France that had been intercepted on en route to Fort Vincennes. Some object/document sold to the British government. Accounts mentioned. Enclosed extract from letter by Capt. Pike regarding repairs. No news on "royal chest" mentioned in letter 28th ultimo.
October 3, 1796 Directing a lookout for French agents on the frontier Anthony Wayne Thomas Pasteur General Wayne directs a lookout for French agents on the frontier and provides a brief update on Indian relations.
May 12, 1797 Absentees to be Struck from the Rolls. Unknown Author [not available] [General Orders] Pay rolls bearing the names and date of absentees to be struck from rolls to be furnished to the War Department accountants office.