Viewing 1–25 of 27 documents: "Danville"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 26, 1790 Indian Attacks Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox By note received from Louisville, details of Indian attacks of settlements located on Russell Creek, and Danville.
August 22, 1791 Military Report from Danville John Brown General William Irvine General Wilkinson has enjoyed some success in destroying two Indian towns but General St. Clair is struggling to secure the aid of the Kentucky militia who are averse to cooperating with the regular army.
January 26, 1790 On the Wyandots, Major Doughty's peace mission, and attack by Indians within twelve miles of Danville, at Carpenter's Station Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Expresses confidence in friendly disposition of Wyandots; their influence over other tribes is considerable. Discusses Major Doughty's peace mission to the southern Indians, the establishment of a post at Mussel Shoals, the attitude of the Choctaws and Chickasaws to this event, the number of men required to man this post. Will soon be leaving for Kaskaskia. Reports on attack by Indians within...
July 26, 1789 Protection of Frontier Unknown Author [not available] Kentucky militia capable of offering assistance to frontier settlements from Indian attacks, federal troops not sufficient to offer help.
August 24, 1791 Letter Citation Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Cited in Knox to St. Clair, 09/22/1791.
April 17, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Joshua Barber Simmons requests that Barber send copies of receipt rolls from 1792 for his accounting purposes.
June 15, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Joshua Barbee Simmons confirms that Barbee's pay roll was received.
May 26, 1791 Principal Cause of the Misfortune, Etc. Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox General St. Clair reports from the frontier on the status of sundry supplies and forces for the impending expedition against the western Indians. He stresses the importance of recruiting levies whose presence will make it possible to dismiss the militia whom he describes as "the worst men" on whom he places the blame for the failure of the Harmar campaign.
November 3, 1793 Sums Charged to the Quartermaster General Major John Belli Samuel Hodgdon By order of the Quartermaster General, Bellie has drawn sums for individuals who have rendered services to the public which sums, after payment, will be charged to the Quartermaster General.
August 23, 1791 Wilkinson's Success at L'Anguille Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox General St. Clair reports that General Wilkinson has been completely successful during his engagement against the Indians at L'Anguille and has destroyed a Kickapoo village of thirty-two houses.
September 22, 1791 Troops Marching to Fort Washington Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox acknowledges receipt of two of St. Clair's letters and informs of several troop movements toward Fort Washington.
December 19, 1791 Travel Robert Barr Samuel Hodgdon Request for supplies from Fort Hamilton, travel route of Hodgdon discussed.
April 13, 1797 Receipts required William Simmons Joshua Barbee Requests that Captain Barbee forward receipts to the War Office for money paid to him for the pay his company of "mounted cavalry" (mounted riflemen or dragoons?) in 1792.
May 13, 1790 Indian Attacks Harry Innes Henry Knox Murder of several whites and Negros in Jefferson County by Indians related; many instances in numerous accounts that have occurred on the frontier.
December 15, 1789 Regarding the Protection of the Frontier Henry Knox [not available] The Secretary of War, Henry Knox, acknowledges receiving the letter sent by this group of men from Kentucky and assures them that the President supports both protecting the frontiers against Indian hostilities and concilitory measures with the Indians.
July 8, 1790 Report from St. Clair about Failure to Achieve Peace with the Wabash; Seeks Militia Harry Innes Henry Knox Report from Governor St. Clair of failure to produce peace with the Wabash. Requests permission for authority to raise militias for protection based on orders from the President.
September 26, 1797 Payment Owed United States by Barbee William Simmons Joshua Barbee Simmons forwarded a copy of Barbee current account, Barbee owes United States $2,678.30. Amount cannot be passed to Barbee's credit until he produces receipts of 32 Privates who were paid by Ensign James Flinn, who received money from Barbee.
July 7, 1790 Opinion on Indian Attacks Harry Innes Henry Knox Stated that all warfare has been due to Indian aggression. In an effort to protect and preserve land rights, an expedition of volunteers into Indian territory will commence. Volunteers will not discriminate who they injure or kill.
February 10, 1794 Defensive Protection of the Frontiers Isaac Shelby Henry Knox Governor Shelby fully expects that the Creek and Chickamauga Indians will attack frontier settlers as soon as winter breaks so he requests authority to take measures for the defensive protection of the frontiers of Kentucky.
July 7, 1790 Hostile Indians Harry Innes Henry Knox Discussed dealing with hostile Shawnee Indians. Treaty at Fort Harmar, relations b/w settlers and Indians. Innes asserts Indians are aggressors and that settlers are defending their safety.
August 30, 1791 [COPY] General Wilkinson's Expedition Harry Innes Henry Knox Enclosed documents detail Gen. Wilkinson's troops progress. Enclosed muster rolls sent via James Parker. Innes and Brown hope that Knox will authorize immediate payment of the troops and send the money back with Parker. They also justify some of Wilkinson's expenses for the expedition.
1798 Candidates for Army Appointments from Kentucky Alexander Hamilton [not available] Extensive list of candidates reviewed for appointments to the army. Professions, military career, and character insight provided by reviewers.
January 14, 1790 Reports Plans for Fort Washington; Fears Trouble from Creek Indians Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports visit from the Governor of the Western Territory [Arthur St. Clair], who then left for a visit of the new country, furnished with escorts under Lieut. Doyle and Major Wyllys. Believes Fort Washington will be one of the most solid garrisons in the Territory, describing the layout and construction. Describes surrounding area and inhabitants. Fears trouble from the Creek Nation in Georgia...
May 21, 1792 Pay Account of Major General Arthur St. Clair Joseph Howell Unknown Recipient Account and expenses of Major General Arthur St. Clair.
December 19, 1789 Regarding the President's Indian policy; British designs; state of supply and contractors Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Knox makes reference to Indian depredations in Kentucky and President Washington's assurances of protection. Knox will deliver the President's sentiments to Samuel McDowell, Chairman of Committee on Indian expeditions. An extract of the President's policies: That the best foundation for peace with the Indians is by establishing just and liberal treaties with them, which shall be rigidly observed...