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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 26, 1794 Letter to the Commissary of Military Stores Alexander Hamilton Samuel Hodgdon Requests that the Commissary of Military Stores have ready an express to go tomorrow morning to Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
February 23, 1799 Division of New Jersey into Recruiting Districts Aaron Ogden Alexander Hamilton Ogden provides his suggestion for dividing New Jersey into recruiting districts.
April 14, 1794 Protection of Districts Henry Knox William Blount Secretary Knox informs Governor William Blount that he is authorized by President of United States to make arrangements for the protection of districts in Southwest Territory, provided that the measures are judged necessary. Mentions protection and manning and equipment levels at crossing at Cumberland River, Tennessee County and Davidson County.
May 6, 1799 Copy of contract made with Jeremiah Buck for supplying the troops of the US with rations in the counties of Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, and Cape May New Jersey [not available] [not available] Copy of contract made between Jeremiah Buck of Bridgetown New Jersey and Jonathan Rhea of Trenton New Jersey, on behalf of Secretary of War for supplying the troops of the United States with rations for a recruiting rendezvous serving the counties of Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, and Cape May New Jersey.
May 21, 1800 Certification of payment; Lieutenant Colonel Richard McFarlaine, Regiment of Cumberland County Militia, ordered into service to suppress an insurrection in the Western Counties of Pennsylvania, 1794 William Simmons Benjamin Stoddert Certification of payment; $59.60 balance due for retained rations to Lieutenant Colonel Richard McFarlaine, Regiment of Cumberland County Militia, ordered into service to suppress an insurrection in the Western Counties of Pennsylvania, 1794.
April 17, 1800 Certification of payment; Major George Hague, Regiment of Cumberland County militia commanded by Colonel William McFarland, ordered into service 1794 to suppress an insurrection in Western Counties Pennsylvania William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $24.90 for retained rations to Major George Hague, Regiment of Cumberland County militia commanded by Colonel William McFarland, ordered into service 1794 to suppress an insurrection in Western Counties Pennsylvania.
November 15, 1799 Certificate in favor of John McGown Unknown Author [not available] Certified McGown's role in the storming of Fort Cumberland and the seizure of some British troops. Supporting his claim for compensation for loss of capital due to his involvement with the American Rebellion.
April 11, 1793 Creeks Never at Peace with Cumberland John Watts William Blount Watts, of the Cherokee Nation, affirms his credibility in warning of the warlike intentions of the Creek Nation against the Cumberland settlements.
October 9, 1792 Defense of South, Cumberland County Henry Knox Henry Lee Request for opinion on need for additional troops to assist Gov. Blount in defense of frontier.
June 15, 1793 Measures Adopted for the Defense of Cumberland Henry Knox Tobias Lear "Please to submit to the President a letter from Governor Blount of the 9th of May relatively to the measures he adopted for the defense of Cumberland--the last letters before the present from Governor Blount were dated the 15th of May."
September 8, 1794 Letter from the Marshall of Pennsylvania David Lenox Alexander Hamilton The Marshall for the Pennsylvania District writes Secretary Hamilton on his personal experiences with Whiskey rebels in western Pennsylvania; at one point, he was even fired at.
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.
October 28, 1792 Allison Reports Hostilities with Indians to Knox David Allison Henry Knox Letter, describes Indian aggression on frontiers of Cumberland.
1790 [An estimate of the expenses of scouts and rangers, for the protection of the frontiers lying along the Ohio, the Cumberland settlements, and the settlements upon and between the forks of Holston and French Broad rivers, for the year 1791] Henry Knox [not available] An estimate of the expenses of scouts and rangers, for the protection of the frontiers lying along the Ohio, the Cumberland settlements, and the settlements upon and between the forks of Holston and French Broad rivers, for the year 1791. Five men or Scouts to be averaged for each county, and the number of counties of division being estimated at 22.
January 8, 1800 Details of Encounters among Cherokee and Creek; Cumberland Road; Federal Court David Henley James McHenry Reports recent encounter with 3 Cherokees who had been to trade with Factors at Tellico. They brought news that the Creeks had killed 2 Cherokees, and these 3 were unwilling to return home by land; requested assistance to return by water. Henley requests information as to how to deal with their valuable stolen horses according to recent treaties and acts. Captain Sparks seeks compensation for...
November 7, 1795 Hayes Account and Payment for People of Cumberland David Henley Joseph Howell Enclosed account of Robert Hayes. Difficulties for people of Cumberland obtaining payments and payment of Kerrs of Salisbury, NC noted.
September 17, 1794 Whiskey Rebellion in Maryland and Pennsylvania Alexander Hamilton Rufus King Secretary Hamilton writes Rufus King, U.S. Senator from New York. Mentions John Jay's relations with the Portuguese Ministry. Concludes the letter by discussing the insurrection in western Maryland and Pennsylvania, later known as the Whiskey Rebellion. States that there is a "very insurgent spirit & some insurrection" in these areas of the country. Discusses the militia plans to respond.
September 13, 1794 Attack from Creek Nation R. J. Waters John Easten Doctor Waters writes that a "very formidable invasion" by the Creek Nation is nearly certain, and will consist of at least 900 men, aimed at attacking western settlements in the Cumberland region. The doctor allegedly received this information from a Shawanese.
March 24, 1790 Power of Attorney for Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates Ephraim Steel Unknown Recipient Document grants General William Irvine power of attorney for a large number of officers, non-commissioner officers, and privates of the army residing in Cumberland County.
August 9, 1791 Indian attacks on Cumberland settlements Henry Knox William Blount Letter regarding Native American attacks on the Cumberland settlements in the frontier south of the Ohio River. Knox requests that Blount insist on immediate punishment. Blount is governor of Southwest Territory.
March 30, 1796 Establishing trading houses on the western frontier Thomas Dillon James McHenry Thomas Dillon expresses his wish to open up a trading house in Knoxville on the western frontier, in order to open up trade with the Indians. Since Congress has appropriated $150,000 for the purpose of establishing trading houses, Dillon asks to be appointed.
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.
April 13, 1788 Regarding promotion Joseph Savage Edward Carrington Correspondence between Savage and Colonel Carrington on military matters. Savage writes that if he is not allowed a certain promotion, it will be the "highest degree of Injustice". Requests a reply as soon as possible.
December 15, 1794 Gratitude for Quelling the Insurrection Josiah Harmar General William Irvine Harmar transmits the several resolves expressing gratitude to those involved in the expedition to quell the western insurrection.
March 28, 1793 Dispositions of the Cherokees and Creeks William Blount Henry Knox Mr. McKee has not been able to convince the Cherokee chiefs to come to Philadelphia nor was he able to obtain assurances of the peaceful disposition of the young Cherokee warriors. His report will demonstrate, however, the hostile intentions of the Creeks toward the Cumberland settlers.