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December 22, 1791 Letter from Captain Joseph Shaylor on Captain Hardang's performance of duty at Fort Jefferson Joseph Shaylor Samuel Hodgdon Writing to Samuel Hodgdon at Fort Washington, Joseph Shaylor, from Fort Jefferson, gives his opinion on the performance of duty of Captain Hardang, citing a confused situation at Fort Jefferson garrison which has rendered it impossible to have accurate accounts. All that could be done has been done by the Captain, and no man could be more attentive to duty.
July 11, 1792 Recent News from Fort Jefferson John Harris [not available] Harris reports on recent events at Fort Jefferson, including the loss of several lives due to the depredations of hostile Indians.
January 30, 1792 Getting to the Battleground Robert Benham Samuel Hodgdon Benham announces that he arrived at Fort Jefferson in the rain. The supplies are still about fifteen miles behind with a small escort. He believes that his route will be difficult until he gets to the battleground and hopes that the heavy rain will not prevent crossing the creeks in order to get to that place. He will set out in the morning.Other than that he has nothing strange to relate.
February 23, 1793 On Information from Indian Chiefs and the Relinquishment of Fort Jefferson Henry Knox Anthony Wayne The Cornplanter's presence is no longer required because adequate information has been obtained from other chiefs. The President orders that Fort Jefferson should not be relinquished until there is sufficient information to determine whether such a step would be wise.
1796 Quantity of troops at various posts James McHenry [not available] McHenry lists the number of troops stationed at each post.
June 25, 1793 Jefferson vets official correspondance with the Secretaries at War and Treasury Thomas Jefferson Henry Knox Jefferson solicits the views of the Secretary at War of enclosed draft letters addressed to the French Minister.
May 10, 1792 Muster Roll of six men employed as scouts, messengers and rangers Francis Mentges [not available] Muster Roll of six men as scouts, messengers and rangers between Fort Washington and several parts on the communication to Fort Jefferson.
July 5, 1792 Report from Fort Washington Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Report on Army affairs on the Ohio frontier, report of an Indian attack on an Army detachment near Fort Jefferson, estimated Indian intentions, and recommendations on negotiations with the Indians
December 4, 1796 Lists Support for Jefferson and for Adams Samuel Chase James McHenry Refers to tension between Jefferson and Adams, listing their support.
October 9, 1794 Pay of the Scouts of Jefferson County Joseph Howell John Thurston The sum of $1,633.34 has been handed to attorney James Ware for the pay of the Scouts of Jefferson County during the period August 11 - Nov. 26, 1792 and April 13 - Dec. 28, 1793.
August 8, 1792 Report from Fort Hamilton James Wilkinson Henry Knox Wilkinson reports on his monthly returns of the garrisons of Forts Jefferson and Steuben, the 1st Regiment, and the Corps of Kentucky Riflemen, including its strength and reorganization, his supply situation, and plans for furure movement
July 15, 1792 Report from Fort Washington on Supplies, Indian Attacks, and Court Martial John Harris Samuel Hodgdon Nobody has yet arrived to take charge of the stores. Business goes on as usual. Have furnished wagons for hauling hay from prairie to Fort Hamilton; will be a great augmentation. Little news; Indians have attacked, broke enclosure holding cattle at Fort Jefferson and drove them off. Mentions men taken on General Harmar's expedition and the death of some. Indians kill everyone who comes to them,...
May 25, 1795 Pay of the Scouts of Jefferson County Kentucky William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that the sum of $446.66 is due the Scouts of Jefferson County in Kentucky for their service between June 25, 1794 and January 2, 1795.
June 8, 1795 Barrels of Whiskey in Public Store Andrew Marschalk Miller Marschalk informs Miller that he has taken one barrel of whiskey into the public store and allowed 37 barrels to pass, per the enclosed certificate.
July 9, 1792 Hostile Disposition of the Savages Endangers the Hay James Wilkinson Henry Knox Wilkinson reports on an Indian attack and his measures to protect his hay supplies
November 7, 1791 Relieving the Wounded Robert Buntin Samuel Hodgdon The clothing sent on is a little wet having gone through the river and there is no place here to open the bales with any kind of safety. The General thinks that they should be sent as they are on to Fort Washington as soon as possible. All the horses here, including those with the clothing, have gone with provisions to relieve the wounded that lie between this place and Fort Washington. There is...
January 19, 1792 Supplies Needed at Fort Hamilton John Armstrong Samuel Hodgdon Captain Armstrong lists a number of articles needed for the use of the garrison at Fort Hamilton.
April 13, 1798 Abstract of Provisions Issued Over Six Months Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry List by post of provisions issued between December 1, 1796 and May 31, 1797.
June 6, 1800 Coalitions with Mr. Jefferson Alexander Hamilton James McHenry The man [Adams] is more mad than Hamilton ever thought him and he shall soon be led to say he is as wicked as he is mad. Hamilton asks to be kept apprised of the probability of coalitions with Mr. Jefferson.
July 20, 1793 Preventing Possible Breaches of the Truce Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox orders Wayne to withdraw any forces whose forward movements might be considered a breach of the truce with the northern Indians.
November 4, 1792 Troops Taken Prisoner, Information Gathered, Situation Unsafe for Travel James Wilkinson Henry Knox Wilkinson now commanding Fort Hamilton provided intelligence gathered by Lieut. Gaines during his outing with a search party for captured soldiers. Kentucky volunteers and pack horses to arrive at Fort Jefferson tomorrow, main road unsafe for travel.
July 14, 1792 Escaped Prisoners & Prospects for Peace with Some Tribes Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Knox discusses the prisoners taken captive in October and November who have escaped and made their way to Jefferson. Wells, the new interpreter, was also taken by the Indians when he was 13 by the Eel River Indians and adopted by them. Though they are known as great liars, the Eel River Indians might be disposed to peace along with the Wabash Indians.
December 24, 1791 Letter from Captain Armstrong to Samuel Hodgdon on state of supply John Armstrong Samuel Hodgdon From Fort Hamilton, Armstrong reports to Hodgdon at Fort Washington that he received letter from General directing him to forward to Fort Jefferson certain articles of clothing which were taken forward by Mr Masralick, who was given two horses and a supply of Indian corn. Mr Kitchel says he does not intend to let Hodgdon have anymore. Armstrong says his building is complete; found a strong horse...
November 23, 1791 Suggests Purchase of Corn for Horses in Winter John Armstrong Samuel Hodgdon Reports that Mr. Ritchie has delivered a few barrels of corn. Suggests they buy more corn from him for horses during the winter months going to and from Jefferson.
October 13, 1791 Knox sends a sea letter to Hayes Henry Knox Moses Hays Letter, encloses sea letter for the ship Jefferson.