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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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 29, 1786 State Funding for a Fort Samuel Hodgdon Jonathan Nicholson Letter, mentions state funding of fort..
October 11, 1793 Letter from Major Henry Gaither to Secretary of War Henry Knox expressing loyalty to Federal Government Henry Gaither Henry Knox Gaither assures Henry Knox that he will act only in accordance with the instructions of the Federal Government and suggests that Georgia Governor Telfair had no right to intimate otherwise. Expresses doubt that the Governor will raise the infantry and cavalry, despite that he was ordered to do so by Federal Government.
May 10, 1794 Report on the militia attack on Creek Indians Frederick Dalcho Unknown Recipient Report of Dr. Frederick Dalcho - surgeon's mate to the troops of the United States in Georgia - regarding the unwarranted attack on an Indian camp by 150 militia under the command of Major Adams. Dalcho demanded from Adams an explanation, who pointed to the death of Lieutenant Hay.
April 19, 1793 Letter from Major Henry Gaither to Secretary of War Henry Knox on the robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys Henry Gaither Henry Knox Report, based on information from Bird King and Cussetah King, that Halfway House King and his warriors are determined to shed blood. Has informed militia officers; some have offered services and are scouting. Many fires on Indian side of Oconee. Will send spy for more information. Soldiers are healthy; received stores from Rocklanding.
January 1, 1794 Indians attacked by whites Constant Freeman Governor Edward Telfair Informs the Governor of Georgia of an unfortunate event harming the state's relationship with the Creek Indians. On December 28th the White Bird-tail king and eight Cussetahs, encouraged by assurances of safety from Mr. Seagrove, were hunting when two of them were treacherously murdered by a party of whites. Three white men had appeared to the Indians without arms. The Indians received and...
June 23, 1797 Condition of Old Fort and Storage of Powder Isaac Craig James McHenry Status of magazine at old fort no longer appropriate for storage of powder. Advised the storage at Fort Fayette and notified McHenry he will attempt to sell the old magazine and its building materials.
October 17, 1793 Letter from Timothy Barnard [Bernard] to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, on the prospects for peace prior to the onset of winter Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Prospects for peace are fairly good if the Georgia militia stops coming over the Oconee searching for Indians. Spaniards and Panton are advising Indians to be at peace. Indians want Seagrove to come up to settle matters, but he should do so soon, as the Indians will be going into the woods with the onset of winter. Surmises that without Federal support, the inhabitants of Georgia might give...
June 5, 1794 Return of the non-commissioned officers Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Return of the non-commissioned officers and privates belonging to the legion of the United States.
April 17, 1793 Letter from Major Henry Gaither to Secretary of War Henry Knox on the robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys Henry Gaither Henry Knox Recounting murder and robbery at Traders Hill St Marys, Gaither notes that Indian Agent James Seagrove demands murderers and all involved. This demand is dividing the Creek nation. Timothy Bernard advises Gaither to stay on guard. Gaither has written to General Clark and other militia officers. Encloses Bernard's letter.
October 31, 1793 General Indian War May Be Inevitable James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove worries that unless the Governor of Georgia does something to prevent Georgians' incursions into Creek towns, a general Indian war will be inevitable. This possibility is even more likely since the Choctaws and Chickasaws have agreed to aid the Creeks in a war against the United States
October 14, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove to Georgia Governor Telfair requesting support in allowing Oakfuskees to settle matters with Cowetas for injuries done, to stop expeditions into Creek country, to prohibit future expeditions unless authorized by law James Seagrove Governor Edward Telfair Seagrove asks that the people of Georgia not interfere with Oakfuskee efforts to gains satisfaction for injuries done by Cowetas. Also requests he call off parties of militia assembled in Green and Washington Counties. Asks that Governor issue proclamation forbidding expeditions into Creek territory without proper [federal] authority.
July 19, 1791 Garrisoning at Fort Washington Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Letter, discusses garrisoning Fort Washington.
1796 Quantity of troops at various posts James McHenry [not available] McHenry lists the number of troops stationed at each post.
December 11, 1800 Articles requested by Samuel Hodgdon for various Forts Purveyor's Office Samuel Dexter List of articles requested by Samuel Hodgdon for various Forts.
January 23, 1801 Clothing Delivery to Fort Massac and Fort Adams Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig packing clothing for troops at Fort Pickering and Fort Adams which is proving "most troublesome" due to General's instructions. Craig must open and repack all boxes and irregularities still exist. General will not accept office of the Minister of War if it was offered to him.
April 19, 1798 Statement of Ordnance at Various Locations Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry List of ordnance belonging to the United States at forts and major cities.
October 21, 1793 Present State of Indian Affairs Constant Freeman Henry Knox The Indians dispostion to renew the peace with the United States is hindered only by the lawless action of the frontier inhabitants of Georgia. Major Gaither reports that he is unable to muster the militia since there are presently none in service. Since there is no return from the Governor, it is not certain that a force has been called up to protect the frontiers as ordered by the President.
August 31, 1793 Deposition of James Aikens describing threats by inabitants of Georgia against Federal Indians agents their employ James Aiken [not available] James Aiken, working for James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent, describes traveling with goods and baggage of Seagrove along with a free negro named Frederick Chaves. In Washington County Georgia, Aiken and Chaves were confronted by inhabitants and threatened with death because of their service under Seagrove. A Reverend Hutchinson intervened and saved the men's lives. Aiken notes that the people...
April 11, 1796 Route from Albany to Fort Erie Henry Glen Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Describes the 995-mile route from Albany to Fort Erie.
June 2, 1797 Statement of Muskets On Hand Samuel Hodgdon [not available] Statement of muskets on hand as of April 1, 1797, per the books of the Intendant of Stores.
October 21, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Henry Knox Secretary of War, reporting on renewed prospects for peace with Creek Nation James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove reports on positive prospects for peace, which might continue if the Georgia militia would stop going into Creek territory. Relates with pretty great certainty that about 200 militia have crossed the Oconee from Carr's Bluff, under command of Colonel Alexander. Notes that he has written to Georgia Governor Telfair on the matter. Expresses favorable opinion regarding a planned meeting of...
September 23, 1793 Report from Major Henry Gaither to Henry Knox Secretary of War on Georgia Militia efforts to intercept James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent Henry Gaither Henry Knox While riding with James Seagrove, received information of efforts to disrupt Seagrove's attempt to meet with Creek Nation. Reports that both Colonel Alexander with about 100 men, and Captain Charles Williamson, with his troop, attemted to cross the Oconee to intercept Seagrove. Intent is to intercept dispatches and attack friendly Indians. Gaither notes that these are same militia who expect to...
April 16, 1792 Orders for Fort Hamilton James Wilkinson Samuel Hodgdon Lists supplies that are to be taken to Fort Hamilton without delay, including bar iron.
April 18, 1794 Recruitment of a Corps for the Service of France Constant Freeman Henry Knox Constant Freeman, agent for the War Department in Georgia, writes Secretary Knox on certain persons employed in Georgia to recruit a corps of troops for the service of France with designs toward the invasion of the Spanish Floridas.