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April 11, 1785 Regarding Joseph Ashton's account Joseph Ashton Joseph Howell Refers to matter of settlement with Regimental agents and paymasters. Mr. Pierce indicated that settlement depended on the meeting of congress. Since this has since occurred, asks for Howell to give Captain Beatty assistance in settling Ashton's account.
April 5, 1790 Court of inquiry relative to Lacassagne's complaint; return of troops; Lieutenant Armstrong's mission Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Mentions court of inquiry relative to Lacassagne's complaint against Captain Ashton. Although Ashton's conduct not justified, the fellows in the vicinity of the garrison are such vagabonds as not to be entitled to the privileges of citizens. Encloses monthly return of troops. Lieutenant Armstrong left rapids of Ohio. Major Doughty, with Mr Vigo, at Wabash Island, preparing to start for...
March 27, 1792 Wagon for Capt. Ashton's Equipage John Stagg William Knox The Secretary of War requests that Knox immediately furnish a wagon to convey the camp equipage of Capt. Asheton's detachment to Reading. He should also furnish the necessary means of transportation for 100 suits of clothing to Reading.
October 20, 1785 Regarding Pennsylvania's appointment of officers to command its quota of troops John Armstrong Henry Knox John Armstrong, Secretary of Pennsylvania, informs Henry Knox of the commonwealth's appointment of officers to command its quota of troops.
September 23, 1795 Pay of John Ramage, Deceased William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $34.83 is due John and Margaret Huey, administrators of the estate of John Ramage, being his pay as a private and corporal in Captain John Crawford's Company from January 1st to September 17th 1793, the day of his death.
December 28, 1799 Receipt of Bill of Exchange. David Henley [not available] Henley acknowledges receipt of a Bill of Exchange for $429.10 from John Ashton for the use of the District of Tennessee.
December 29, 1788 Request for compensation Abraham Dehuff Joseph Howell Dehuff discusses settlement of his accounts. He informs Howell that he was a prisoner and requests the same compensation that others were entitled to. He also makes claims for his recruiting, and losses while a prisoner.
January 1, 1791 Report of Indian Expedition, Including Battles and Sedition Lieut. Denny Henry Knox Suggests drawing upon reports of Captain Ferguson and Doctor Carmichael while waiting for official accounts from Harmar. Describes Indian attacks and different campaigns, often conflicting under different leaders and with discouraged militia members. Discusses provisions and inadequate clothing. Lists plunder of Indian towns for the quartermaster. Refers to leaving wounded on the field while the...
July 6, 1792 Disposition of Indian Forces and Threat of Smallpox Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne discusses a number of matters concerning the garrison at Pittsburgh, including the disposition of Indian forces and the threat of small pox. His plan is to separate those troops who have had the disease from those who have not had it.
July 27, 1792 Disagreeable State of Anxious Suspense Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne reports on the status of the defense of the northwestern frontiers, the embassy to the Chickasaws, the growth of the cavalry, and the improvement of discipline among his troops.
June 29, 1792 Troops, Recruits, and Stores to Pittsburgh Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox assures Wayne that his troops, recruits, and stores are moving with dispatch toward Pittsburgh and discusses the movement of specific units. Although the President wants the troops trained at Pittsburgh, it is left up to Wayne as to whether that is the appropriate location.
January 10, 1788 Describes Activity at Fort Harmar; Mentions Supplies, Officers, Recruits, Indians Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Lists recent correspondence. Hopes that the treaty with the governor of the Western Territory will pacify the "savages" and land with the Ohio Company purchase. Discusses habitability of land according to several reports around the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers. Discussion of federal territory. Encounter with mutinous John Sullivan on federal land and settlers' concerns about navigation on the...
February 16, 1788 Rank Dispute between Captains Zeigler and Ferguson; Augmentation of Troops Henry Knox Benjamin Franklin Knox briefly touches on appointments and promotions. He discusses a dispute over relative rank between two Captains and proposes solutions for limiting such disputes. Knox suggests that commissions should be dated on the day that Congress approves them. Rank in the Revolutionary War should not be taken into account when determining current rank order. The Council has the ultimate authority to...
August 3, 1792 Discussing Progress of Recruits, Allocation of Stores, and Indian Relations Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox talks of the progress of the movement of recruits and the allocations of stores and the procedures for strict accountability of all public property. Uniformity of pay procedures is advocated. Responds to Wayne's inquiry regarding scouts. No effort should be made to keep the hostile Indians at the council nor should the friendly Chickasaws be retained since they will not be needed in the...
July 20, 1790 Secretary of War to General Harmar Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Thanks for "break[ing] up the next of vagabond Indians near Scioto" and encouraged Harmar to pursue them until they are eliminated. Discussed methods for transporting and obtaining provisions. Knox informs Harmar of McGillivray's impending arrival at Philadelphia and also mentions potential frontier ramifications of war between England and Spain. Emphasized employing and the payment of...
June 15, 1788 Describes Activity Surrounding Fort Harmar, French Creek, Preparations for Indian Treaty Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Describes journey to French Creek and Captain Heart's work on his garrison and with the Seneca and Munsee. Describes geography. Discusses efforts to prepare for treaty. Refers to provisions and supplies and transportation by public expense. Reports numbers of boats and emigrants to pass through. Discusses land reserved by Congress and the lower land. Mentions dismantling of Fort McIntosh....
February 6, 1786 Report on Colonel Shreve's Recruiting Accounts Caleb Swan John Pierce Report on the state of Colonel Shreve's recruiting accounts for the year 1777. Lists company Captains in the regiment.
September 1788 Captain Power's claim H. Henly Joseph Howell Discusses Captain Power's claim against Henly.
November 28, 1786 Account of Public Securities Delivered Jonathan Phillips John Pierce Oliver Wolcott Discusses accounts of public securities delivered to Mr. Jonathan Phillips.
July 3, 1796 Reports Activity of Captain Lewis and Captain Bruff James McHenry George Washington Has been anxiously awaiting Captain Lewis. Reports movement of Captain Bruff's company of artillery and arrival at West Point.
November 16, 1791 Positive Report for Captain Hudang Joseph Shaylor Samuel Hodgdon Reports attention of Captain Hudang to the duties of his command.
April 8, 1785 Memorial of Captain Wyley and Captain Jordan for commutation Joseph Howell John Pierce Refers to Captain Stong and the memorial of Captain Wyley and Captain Jordan for commutation with a resolve of congress.
March 24, 1799 Recommendation of Captain Freeman George Ingersoll Alexander Hamilton Ingersoll recommends Captain Freeman to replace Captain Littlefield as commander of the company.
April 12, 1790 Captain Burbeck, Captain Savage, and Captain Smith have all Recruited their Number Henry Knox Josiah Harmar From Lieutenant Frothingham, Harmar reports that Captain Burbeck, Captain Savage, and Captain Smith have all recruited their number and are bound to sail for Georgia to protect its frontiers.
June 7, 1799 Discussion of Captain Elliott's Detachment from Command James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Reports Captain Elliott's response at Fort Mifflin, considering himself detached from his command. Writes of Captain Wadsworth and the Secretary of the Treasury.