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February 25, 1792 [A Copy] Advised Dispatch of Scouts Henry Knox Major McMacken Travels of Indians incited Knox to advise immediate dispatch of scouts to protect frontier settlers.
April 4, 1796 Pay of the Scouts of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $3,453.33 is due the Scouts of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania for their services on the frontier of that County from September 1794 through January 1796.
May 28, 1796 Pay of John & David McElmurry, Scouts of Logan County Kentucky William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $101.66 is due John and David McElmurry, Scouts of Logan County Kentucky, being their pay for protecting the frontier of that county from July 29 to Sept. 27, 1794.
January 7, 1797 Pay of the Scouts of Mason County William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $289.96 is due the Scouts of Mason County called into service by Kentucky Governor Isaac Shelby for the protection of the frontier of said county, being their pay from April 10 to June 10, 1795.
February 3, 1797 Pay of the Scouts of Washington County William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $2656.66 is due the Scouts of Washington County N.W.T., being their pay for protecting the frontiers of Marietta, Belle Pre, Waterford, and Gallipolis between September 1, 1795 and March 20, 1796, the date of their discharge.
May 2, 1792 Abstracts of Pay and Rations for Scouts and Rangers Joseph Howell Henry Knox Abstracts of Pay and Rations for Scouts and Rangers employed for the protection of the Frontier counties of the states of Pennsylvania and Virginia. Lists names and counties. Certification that the abstract was examined and compared with returns. All information verified.
August 13, 1794 [No. 27] Scouts Intelligence Alexander Hamilton Isaac Craig Scouts intelligence forwarded to Hamilton because of Secretary of Wars absence. Details on movement of insurgents, and advised on importance of conveying information on their activities.
October 27, 1795 Pay of the Scouts of Scott County, Kentucky William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $460.00 is due the Scouts ordered into service by Governor Isaac Shelby for the protection of the frontier of Scott County, Kentucky being their pay from April 5th to Sept. 18th 1793 and between June 17th and August 17th 1794.
January 16, 1792 Employment of Scouts Absalom Baird Henry Knox Two scouts employed for the protection of frontiers of Washington County, more to be engaged. Scouts will have to be deployed in parties of three or more.
February 9, 1792 Pennsylvania Governor's Authority Over Soldiers Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Responds to Mifflin's inquiry, saying that as governor of Pennsylvania he has the right to give orders to the scouts employed in the defense of the Pennsylvania frontier; also discusses troop musters and returns.
March 29, 1796 Pay of the Scouts of Washington County, Pennsylvania William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $567.50 is due the Scouts of Washington County, Pennsylvania for their services on the frontier of said County from Dec. 1, 1795 to Jan. 28, 1796.
October 30, 1795 Incomplete vouchers William Simmons John Carson Informs Major Carson that his vouchers did not follow requirements. Discusses at length the claims of scouts on the North Carolina frontier regions.
July 29, 1790 Security of the Frontier and Employment of Scouts Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Discusses protection on the frontier against Indian incursions. Suggests that Shawanese and outcast Cherokees may be perpetrators. President Washington has ordered extirpation of banditti. General Harmar to command expedition. Troops to be mounted. Expect that this will result in added security and tranquility. President has directed that Scouts be discontinued. Letter on the same subject is...
April 14, 1790 Authority to Call Up Scouts Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Copies of letters giving authority to Lieutenants of Harrison, Randolph, Ohio, Monongahalia, and Kenhawa counties to call up scouts for the temporary protection of the settlers. Proof of United States desire to protect its citizens.
June 5, 1795 Amount Due the State of Virginia to militia for protection of frontier William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $8,622.84 is due Virginia for the pay and subsistence of the militia and scouts, their ammunition and expenses in the protection of her frontier, and the expenses related to the arrest of a Privateer out of Smithfield in July 1794.
March 7, 1796 Pay of the Scouts of Westmoreland County William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $2,492.82 is due the Scouts of Westmoreland County Pennsylvania for their services on the frontier from March 1 to Dec. 27, 1795, the time of their discharge, payable to Charles Campbell, Brigade Inspector.
November 24, 1792 Increased Troops Henry Knox Lieut. Thomas Wilson Notification of letter from counties received and taken under advisement by President. Troops to increase in number for protection of frontier. Scouts and rangers to provide intelligence on Indians.
August 24, 1790 Request for Opinion on Scouts and Rangers Protection of Counties Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair knox requested St. Clair to comment on the expedition to frontier, discipline of troops, and the ability to protect the outlying counties.
April 6, 1793 Need for Scouts on the Frontier; Forthcoming Banners, Pay & Commissions Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox again emphasizes the need for scouts on the frontier. He defends the promotion of Lt. Col. Clarke ahead of some of the other officers. Silk standards left over from the previous war will be made available to the Legion for the coming campaign. The month's pay and commissions are being transported.
July 17, 1790 Circular to the Lieutenants of the Counties to Cease Use of Scouts Henry Knox [not available] Letter from Henry Knox, Secretary of War, to the lieutenants of various counties in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky directing them to replace scouts with small group of rangers. It also includes detailed instructions on how to document the authorization, use, and pay of said rangers.
February 25, 1792 Protection of the Frontier Henry Knox Colonel David Shepherd Advice on preparing settlers for attack by Indians. Congress to approve offensive action by military for protection of settlers and frontier territory.
September 10, 1790 Certificate of four scouts of Lincoln County Kentucky John Logan [not available] Scouts came before Logan as Justice of peace. Are of full age and made oath to serve as Scouts in Lincoln County Kentucky;
April 13, 1790 Protection of Frontier, Orders Enclosed Henry Knox Harry Innes Letter authorizes and instructs Harry Innes on the procedure for calling up scouts to protect frontiers against possible Indian hostilities if Innes deems it necessary. Contains authorization for Brig. Gen. Harmar to command said troops. Fearing some type of delay, the President requested this letter be sent to expedite the delivery of orders to protect frontier settlements. Discussed regular...
November 10, 1795 Letter to the Secretary of War William Simmons Timothy Pickering Discussion with the Secretary of War over the vouchers of John Carson and the scouts on the frontiers of North Carolina.
May 6, 1791 Scouts and Settlers Killed by Indians Col. David Sheppard Henry Knox Too few soldiers led to inadequate defense of frontier and Indians killed many scouts and settlers. Captain Kirkwood to provide accurate account of incident. Request for arms and ammunition.