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June 27, 1794 Fort Franklin Beseiged, Etc. Ebenezer Denney General William Irvine This is Denney's report from the western counties of Pennsylvania, particularly from Fort Pitt and Fort Franklin which he describes as being beseiged.
March 24, 1794 Pay of the Detachment of Fort Franklin Joseph Howell Samuel Tinsley The money sent to Tinsley for February's pay for the detachment at Fort Franklin was mistakenly applied to month of January.
February 24, 1792 Updates on Fort Franklin Isaac Craig Henry Knox Goods forwarded to Fort Franklin, discussed financial situation and reparations due Cornplanter.
May 11, 1792 Troops to Fort Franklin, Supply Distribution Isaac Craig Henry Knox Jeffers to march to Fort Franklin, Craig delivered provisions. Recently purchased boats are of high quality, will transport goods and people safely.l
June 19, 1794 Reinforcing Fort Franklin Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Knox explains the measures he is taking to reinforce Fort Franklin.
August 12, 1794 Commander at Fort Franklin Alexander Hamilton George Washington Secretary Hamilton asks the President whether it would be advisable to put the garrison of Fort Franklin under the command of Thomas Butler. States that an attack from the Indians appears improbable
March 25, 1794 Paying the Troops of Various Detachments Joseph Howell Henry Knox No arrangements have been made for paying the detachments at Fort Fayette, Big Beaver block house, Fort Franklin, and Wheeling and provisions need to be made to meet these obligations.
January 4, 1794 Whiskey at Fort Franklin Henry Knox Isaac Craig Secretary of Treasury says he is content that the post of Fort Franklin be supplied with whiskey, for the time mentioned in letter, on account of contractors, and upon terms mentioned.
May 13, 1793 Packet of Notes to be Delivered by Brigadier General Posey for Pay of Garrison at Fort Franklin Joseph Howell Isaac Craig Brigadier General Posey is to deliver packet to Craig containing notes intended for pay of garrison at Fort Franklin. Asks that Craig give Posey duplicate receipts.
August 29, 1795 Block Houses & Garrisons at Franklin & Le Beouf Thomas Mifflin Timothy Pickering Pending approval by the Pennsylvania State Legislature of the cession of land, Governor Mifflin gives his support for the erection of block houses and garrisons at Fort Franklin and Fort Le Boeuf.
May 26, 1795 Receipt of compensation intended for family of an Indian killed by garrison of Fort Franklin Lt. Col. Thomas Butler [not available] Dated 20 May 1795, and signed by Lieutenant Colonel Butler. Butler reported that he received of Isaac Craig, Deputy Quartermaster General, $100.00, which was to be intended for the family of an Indian killed by the garrison at Fort Franklin.
August 21, 1795 Accounting for Fort Franklin and Fort Randolph Isaac Craig William Simmons Enclosed muster and pay rolls and receipt rolls. Requested total sum passed to Craig's credit.
January 26, 1792 Discussion of various matters Isaac Craig Henry Knox Major Craig informs Secretary Knox that the militia will not reinforce Fort Franklin because the snow is too deep. Also mentions that the Senaca Indians are willing to take up arms with the United States if called upon. Lieutenant Jeffers has been advised to send a weekly runner between Fort Pitt and Fort Franklin.
September 15, 1791 Forward of Ammunition to Fort Washington Henry Knox Isaac Craig Know to forward lead, powder, and shells to Pittsburgh. Craig in turn to forward supplies to Fort Washington. Money to be given to Lieut. Jeffers at Fort Franklin.
June 27, 1794 [173] Enclosed Muster and Pay Rolls Isaac Craig Joseph Howell Enclosed muster and pay rolls for Fort Fayette, summary of charges listed in letter. Request for money to dispense to settle debts. Capt. Crawford is assembling rolls for Fort Franklin.
March 3, 1797 Reports of Stores, Supplies, and Quartermasters Isaac Craig James Wilkinson Encloses return of quartermaster, ordnance, and hospital stores with clothing and Indian goods, including Fort Franklin, Fort LeBoeuf, and Presque Isle. Reports the delivery of Indian goods for the Chicksaw at Fort Washington. Includes report of commissioners' stores at Pittsburgh, Fort Franklin, Fort LeBoeuf, and Presque Isle. Reports that the contractor has supplied the upper posts.
March 25, 1794 Estimate of Pay & Forage Due the Detachments Joseph Howell Isaac Craig Howell lists estimates of pay & forage due the detachments of Fort Fayette & Big Beaver Block House, Fort Franklin & Wheeling.
May 17, 1794 Pay and Forage for the Troops at Fort Pitt and Fort Franklin Joseph Howell Isaac Craig General Scott will present Craig with funds for two month's pay and forage for the troops at Forts Pitt and Franklin and six month's subsistence for the Officers.
May 23, 1794 Murder of friendly Indian at Fort Franklin Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox Governor Mifflin of Pennsylvania orwards a copy of a letter from Brigadier General Wilkins relative to the murder of a friendly Indian at Fort Franklin, and thee prospect of opposition from British troops in laying out a town at Presqu' Isle, agreeable to the directions of the Pennsylvania legislature.
April 19, 1794 Estimate of Subsistence for Officers at Fort Fayette & Big Beaver block house, Fort Franklin & at Wheeling for 1793. Joseph Howell Isaac Craig Estimate of Subsistence for Officers at Fort Fayette & Big Beaver block house, Fort Franklin & at Wheeling for 1793.
December 28, 1793 Money matters; whiskey for troops at Fort Franklin Henry Knox Isaac Craig Hodgdon forwards $5000 for purposes mentioned in letter of 13th. Will go to the Secretary of Treasury on supplying troops at Fort Franklin with whiskey and will transmit decision.
January 12, 1792 Supplies and Update from Fort Franklin Isaac Craig Henry Knox Request to Turnbull and Marnie to cast six pound shot for United States. Due to severe winter weather, procuring materials for block house has been difficult and Craig cannot give an accurate estimate of costs. Levies have deserted for want of proper winter clothing. Military updates from Fort Franklin.
August 23, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners to Lieutenant Tinsley, commanding officer Fort Franklin, [no. 1] Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Lieutenant Tinsley Letter from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky conference request assistance from Lieutenant Tinsley in expediting dispatch of letters to Major Craig at Pittsburg, to include the provision of armed guard. They relate that the western Indians have refused to make peace and ask that Tinsley communicate this information appropriately in order to ensure due vigilance on the frontier.
June 14, 1794 Secretary at War appoints the Commanding Officer at Fort Franklin Henry Knox Commanding Officer, Fort Franklin From the War Department, the Secretary at War directs an unidentified officer, perhaps John Crawford, to "instantly" repair to Fort Franklin and assume command of the post.
May 13, 1794 Certification of John Sullivan as Quartermaster Thomas Hughes [not available] Certification that Ensign John Sullivan assumed the duties of Quartermaster to the garrison at Fort Franklin for eight months in 1792 and 1793.