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May 25, 1784 Account not settled A. Fowler Joseph Howell Fowler sends to Howell a letter informing him that the paymaster of the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment, Mr. Arthur Read, has not settled his account.
July 19, 1784 Letter from John Boreman John Boreman Joseph Howell Dicusses the status of certain accounts.
January 21, 1785 Treaty at Fort McIntosh Mr. Clark [not available] Articles of treaty between U.S. and the Wyandot, Delaware, Chippewa, and Ottawa Nations. Outlines peace and boundary lines between nations.
February 20, 1786 Letter Citation John Campbell Henry Knox Cited in Knox to Campbell, 03/22/1786. Discussed terms of purchase of artillery, arms, ammunition, and other public stores for the Army Post at Pittsburgh
December 23, 1787 To the Chiefs and Warriors of the Delaware Nation, Concerning Past & Future Treaties Major General Richard Butler Chiefs of the Delawares Discusses the effect of recent Congressional decisions upon U.S.-Indian relations, and asks for a specific treaty meeting with the Delawares and Shawnees. Professes U.S. goodwill toward the Indians.
December 23, 1787 To the Chiefs and Warriors of the Shawnee Nation, Concerning Past & Future Treaties Major General Richard Butler Chiefs of the Shawnees Discusses the effect of recent Congressional decisions upon U.S.-Indian relations, and asks for a specific treaty meeting with the Delawares and Shawnees. Professes U.S. goodwill toward the Indians.
July 5, 1788 Deteriorating Relations with the Western Indians Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair informs Knox that he is proceeding with plans for a meeting with the Six Nations, although with diminished expectations that such a meeting will be successful given the Indians' anger at the continued incursions of American settlers on their land.
July 14, 1788 Arrival of different chiefs at Detroit River and endeavors of Colonel Brant, Chief of Mohawks General Butler Arthur St. Clair Eighty chiefs of different tribes met at Detroit River. Are waiting arrival of Colonel Brant and Chiefs of Five Nations with anxiety. Possibility that Brant, chief of Mohawks is endeavoring to form Indian confederacy against Americans.
July 18, 1788 Express from Colonel Joseph Brant, head of Five Nations General Butler Arthur St. Clair Brant will arrive at Pittsburg in a few days with his people, on the way to Muskingum. Wishes not to send Nicholson, as he will prove useful at present location.
December 3, 1789 Refund of the Deduction from My Pay John Mercer Joseph Howell Mercer finds that $38 has been deducted from his pay which ought to be refunded because he drew that money for Ensign Luce and paid it to him and took his receipt. Both Capt. Beatty and Mr. Luce have informed Mercer that the sum was charged to Mr. Luce and already deducted from his pay. The account should be examined and the money sent by Doctor Scott.
August 7, 1790 Copy of a Letter from Governor St. Clair to the Senior Officer of the Pennsylvania militia Arthur St. Clair Senior Officers of the PA Militia Orders to proceed to Fort Harmar expediently for campaign against hostile Indians. Indian policy discussed. The officer is to ensure the safety of his camp but also to be careful not to harm or harass any of the friendly Indian tribes which he or his troops may encounter.
August 16, 1790 President Washington's guidance for dictating peace with Indians on Ouabache [Wabash] River Arthur St. Clair Major General Richard Butler President Washington has said that peace with the Indians on the Ouabache can only begin with a cessation of hostilities. If hostilities continue, Butler is authorized to call on the Lieutenants of the counties of Virginia and Pennsylvania for detachments of militia. Commanding officer of troops General Harmar, and St. Clair have a plan for offensive operations. Calls upon Butler for sixty men to...
March 19, 1791 Supplies for the militia Presley Nevill Major General Richard Butler Presley Nevill notifies Major General Richard Butler that he had sent a cask of powder and lead for the militia due to their want of ammunition. The militia are to scout the Virginia frontier for Indians that injured settlers.
April 19, 1791 Report from the Western Frontier Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Governor St. Clair reports from the western frontier on the actions of the local militia who have been called up to provide protection for the inhabitants and the attempts to pacify the friendly Indians after acts of violence against them by unscrupulous frontier settlers.
June 16, 1791 Letter Citation Samuel Hodgdon Henry Knox Cited in Knox to Hodgdon, 06/23/1791.
June 17, 1791 White Rope, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon William Knox Hodgdon says that, if it can be had, he needs 150 weight of white rope, about half of it of a loose texture to fasten the packs, saddles, and their loads to the horses.
June 15, 1791 Kind Wishes for My Welfare, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon William Knox Hodgdon is much obliged for Knox's kind wishes for his welfare and flatters himself that Knox will acquaint himself with his business to his satisfaction.
June 22, 1791 Report on State of Readiness Major General Richard Butler Arthur St. Clair General Butler reports on the state of readiness of his men, horses, and supplies.
June 30, 1791 Narrative of Mr. Thomas Rhea Thomas Rhea [not available] Narrative of Mr. Thomas Rhea, who arrived at Pittsburg, from captivity, the 30th of June 1791.Rhea relates his experiences while held captive by Indians.
July 13, 1791 List of Articles to be Forwarded Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Itemized list of articles to be forwarded to the boats under Major Gaither's command. Special attention is to be paid to the horse boats.
July 16, 1791 Instructions Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Itemized list of how Hodgdon wants goods and troops distributed on the boats and directions for outfitting the boats.
July 18, 1791 [No. 19] Clothing Account Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Orders to open a clothing account and keep receipts. Outfit two boats, one for forage immediately as they might be called up.
July 22, 1791 Request for Straw Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Straw in short supply, request for more to be delivered. Request to supply resident and incoming troops.
July 24, 1791 Scales & Weights Samuel Hodgdon William Knox Since Hodgdon has been sent a considerable sum in gold to pay the troops he will need a pair of scales and weights to pay it out by the penny weight. He must have a pair he can depend on and they must be as portable as possible while still being accurate. He must have a double supply of weights as he will be exposed and may break a single set by losing part of it.
July 24, 1791 Bells from Lancaster Samuel Hodgdon William Knox Captain [Jacob] Slough has informed Hodgdon that the bells for the horses that have been mentioned two or three times may be had in any numbers from the stores in Lancaster at a cost of from 26 to 39 each according to their size and other qualities. They are made better in Lancaster than any that may be imported or made elsewhere and at much cheaper rates.