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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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 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 Indian Attacks Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox By note received from Louisville, details of Indian attacks of settlements located on Russell Creek, and Danville.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
May 31, 1791 Information on Kentucky Boats Isaac Craig [not available] A list of 64 Kentucky boats including the suppliers, dimensions, and purpose of the boats.
March 6, 1793 Power Which Must be Granted Governor of Kentucky Rufus King Henry Knox King writes that Knox must give the Governor of Kentucky the power to protect the road between Virginia and Kentucky.
March 6, 1793 Autograph Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, advises protecting the road between Kentucky and Virginia.
July 11, 1794 Opinion on the Kentucky resolutions Edmund Randolph [not available] Secretary Randolph informs the rest of Washington's Cabinet that the President desires for them to take into consideration the resolutions lately passed by the inhabitants of Kentucky, and offer their opinions. The Kentucky resolutions outline the right of its citizens to navigation of the Mississippi River.
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.
April 17, 1792 Delivery of Thirty Kentucky Boats James Marshall [not available] This is a memorandum of agreement to deliver, at Pittsburgh, thirty Kentucky boats.
March 31, 1794 Advertisement Promulgated to the Citizens of Kentucky Joseph Howell John Bradford Howell submits an advertisement to John Bradford, printer, to be promulgated to the citizens of Kentucky regarding the intentions of the Government to promptly reward them for their services.
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.
September 14, 1791 Enclosed Extract of a Letter from Kentucky Jonathan Williams Henry Knox Williams encloses an extract of a letter from Kentucky. He is uncertain if or when his letter will reach its desitation. Williams is on his way home and hopes to see the recipient in October.
December 21, 1795 Authorization for Governor to Transmit Papers to Secretary of War Isaac Shelby Timothy Pickering Authorizes the Governor of Kentucky to contact the Secretary of War directly for assistance in instances where no provision has been made for the defense of the state's frontier.
February 9, 1795 Regarding distributing pay, ammunition and rations of certain detachments of Kentucky militia Joseph Howell John Edwards Encloses copy of instructions for distributing pay, ammunition and rations of certain detachments of Kentucky militia. Since considerable time has elapsed since advance of money, Howell wishes to close transactions.
November 6, 1793 Hostility between Spain and Kentucky Thomas Jefferson Henry Knox Letter from Secretary Jefferson to Secretary Knox. It is possible that the measures complained of by the representatives of Spain as exhibited for attempting hostilities from Kentucky against Spanish settlements may require employment of military force by Governor Isaac Shelby of Kentucky. Encloses letter to the Governor stating facts Jefferson received from Spanish gentleman.