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December 2, 1791 Discussion of various matters Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox provides St. Clair with a detailed account of personnel matters and pay, provisioning, troop movements, recruiting, developments with the southern Indians, weather. St. Clair is Governor of Northwest Territory. Mentions disturbances with the Creeks and the contending roles of Alexander McGillivray and William Augustus Bowles.
July 7, 1797 Replacement of Lost Goods Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Vouchers of provisions issued enclosed along with contractor's receipts. Mentioned safety of goods transported on Allegheny on a boat that sank. Transmitted list of provisions so Craig could replace lost or damaged articles. Package from Pickering addressed to Rivardi received.
February 1801 Regarding Losses from War Department Fire Accountant's Office Samuel Dexter War Department accountant responds in conformity with Resolution of House of Representatives of 2 February 1801 regarding losses in the office of Secretary of War. Fire took place on 8 November 1800. Papers destroyed were those lodged on the 3rd story of the building. Accountant lists accounts of the Old Army.
August 23, 1796 Detailed Instructions for Commander in Georgia to Dispose Troops to Keep Peace Between Creek Indians & Georgians James McHenry Henry Gaither Notes that a treaty has been concluded with the Creek Indians reaffirming desires to live in friendship with the United States; however, asks Gaither to be prepared for contingencies. Says that the president has deemed it wise to have U.S. forces keep both the Georgians and the Creeks from intruding on each others' land and rights. Describes the extent of the land claim in question, and its value...
March 9, 1788 Discusses Trades with the Delawares and the Moravian Indians Josiah Harmar Henry Knox David Zeisberger, Moravian Indian missionary, has requested an exchange of corn for powder, linen, etc. Refers to encounter with Captain Pipe, chief of the Delawares, who met with Ensign McDowell in great friendship and respect. They intend to trade furs with contractors.
October 3, 1785 Orders for Detaching West Point Troops to the Ohio Region Henry Knox Nicholas Fish Henry Knox, Secretary at War, orders Major Nicholas Fish, Commander of the troops of New York, to detach Captain Hamtramck's company of infantry from the garrison at West Point. Hamtramck will proceed under orders to the Ohio. This is an execution order. Chain of command, route of march, and logistical support necessary for movement of forces is established by this letter.
August 8, 1793 Debunking Indian Accusations of Aggressive Movement; Drilling, Equipping, & (Re)Enlisting Troops Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne defends his preparations and provisioning as limited and un-aggressive. Dismisses Indian allegations of stockpiling food (as for a march) at the forts, stating only just enough for the garrisons has even been obtainable. Accounts for number of men in fort garrisons to prove that no great force has been stirring to make aggressive moves. Complains that the suggestion that he has disobeyed...
July 22, 1785 Request for military support for the Commissioners of Indian Affairs Henry Knox Nicholas Fish Secretary at War, Henry Knox, orders Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Fish, Commander of New York troops, to detach Captain Doughty's company of artillery to support the Commissioners of Indian Affairs at the treaties. This is an execution order. Chain of command, route of march, and logistical support necessary for movement of forces is established by this letter.
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...
June 10, 1794 Kentucky Volunteers Issues; Complications Caused by British Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Discusses calling for and paying the Kentucky mounted volunteers, complicated by the fact that they will not accept banknotes. Mentions preliminary prods at outlying Indian settlements, and that they appear to be assembling for an offensive while under the protection of a British post. Laments the complications the British have precipitated in the campaign against the Indians, but believes the...
March 31, 1794 Situation Report on Foreign Diplomacy and Orders for Wayne in Ohio Country Henry Knox Anthony Wayne In a long and wide-ranging letter, Knox touches on a number of important subjects including the necessity of preventing American settlers from intruding on Spanish territory and the the prospect of war with England due to their blatant interference with American commerce on the high seas.
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 11, 1792 Extract prepared by John Stagg Henry Knox James Wilkinson Letter, directs establishing additional posts; discusses hostile Indians; discusses state of frontier; discusses pay of troops; directs messages to hostile Indians; discusses provisions for army to be raised; discusses raising army; mentions militia.
August 3, 1792 On military administration and policies Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Letter, discusses raising & recruiting army companies; advises re uniforms, arms & accoutrements; discusses regulations to standardize procedures; discusses peace negotiations with Indians.
June 21, 1794 Knox Agrees That Volunteers Must Be Relied Upon, and That U.S.-British Relations Are Fragile Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox emphasizes the importance of the approaching campaign and warns that, since recruiting is at a standstill, dependence upon volunteers will be necessary. Relations between the US and Britain seem to be benign although there is still concern about the possible presence of British troops at Auglaize.
October 25, 1796 Diverting Goods Expressly Purchased for the Indians, Etc. James McHenry Edward Price McHenry advises Edward Price to expect an invoice from Samuel Hodgdon to ship goods to the trading house at Coleraine. McHenry provides guidance regarding requests by US military officers in garrison in Georgia and frontier inhabitants to purchase some of the goods in store, noting that it would be wrong to divert from the Indians goods expressly purchased for their use. If however, there are...
April 28, 1799 My Account and My Health John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton Among numerous complaints, Rivardi questions the accountant's rejection of extra pay for extra duty and laments the state of his health which has been sorely diminished by intermittent fevers and violent headaches due no doubt to the harsh climate at Niagara.
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...
May 16, 1792 Politics and Indian Relations Henry Knox Henry Lee Secretary Knox discusses details on interactions with the Indians, both peaceful and hostile, with the Governor of Virginia. Possibility of treaty and war.
July 17, 1792 Indian Relations and Troop Status Henry Knox James Wilkinson Secretary Knox discusses peace with Indians and white aggression with General Wilkinson. Details on recruiting service, desertion, and discipline.
December 1, 1792 Letters of Major General St.Clair to Secretary of War John Stagg Henry Knox These are true extracts of the original letters of Major General St. Clair written to Henry Knox regarding the late Quartermaster General on file in the War Department of the United States as of December 1st, 1792. Conveys concerns and problems with Samuel Hodgdon.
April 10, 1790 Instructions to Captain Henry Burbeck Henry Knox Henry Burbeck As Burbeck has equipped a company according to previous orders, Knox now gives him further instructions. He is to proceed to Savannah, Georgia. If the Creek Indians are invading or about to invade, he should offer to assist the state militia to fight the Creek. If, on the other hand, there is no threat of invasion, the company should proceed to the St. Mary's River and erect a fort. The primary...
October 8, 1798 Outlines Rules and Regulations for Quartermasters John Steele James McHenry Refers to rules and regulations for all quartermasters. Outlines proper expenditure and reporting process for stores and public supplies. All supplies should be for public use. Outlines which records should be kept, including pay, recruitment, bounties, substance, clothing, hospital, ordnance, fortifications, etc. Outlines military called to act against insurrection in western Pennsylvania.