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October 13, 1797 Transportation to Fort Massac Isaac Craig James McHenry Will forward letter under confidential express along with order to boatmen transporting medicine to Fort Massac to continue on under the direction of the commanding officer of Fort Massac. Boats ready to transport detachment and their baggage to Fort Massac.
July 28, 1797 Return of Ordnance and Stores for Fort Massac Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry A list of ordnance and stores to be sent to Pittsburgh, and then on to Fort Massac, from Philadelphia, Fort Mifflin, and Carlisle.
October 6, 1797 Forwarded Supplies Isaac Craig James McHenry Packet to Issac Guion received, will be forwarded by confidential messenger. Craig unsure if forwarded stores sent to Fort Massac should be sent forward from Fort Massac, so the commanding officer at Massac awaits instructions.
May 3, 1799 Reports Medicine and Hospital Stores Sent to Fort Massac with Directions Timothy Banger Isaac Craig Received letter about medicine and hospital stores marked Fort Massac and West Florida. The Secretary of War suggests the whole supply be sent to Fort Massac. The commanding officer there should wait for more direction from General Wilkins about what to keep there and what to send out to the various posts. Requests that he write to the commanding officer of Mississippi to inform him of the...
August 18, 1797 Transportation of Provisions Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Letter with invoices for stores at Fort Massac received. Powder sent to Fort Washington and have boats ready to transport stores to Massac. Box containing duck tone and steelyards not yet found.
April 12, 1799 Discussion of Garrison Positioning James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Refers to correspondence with the officers at Fort Massac. Discussion of positioning.
February 10, 1798 Contract price of rations for 1797 and 1798 R. J. Heath William Simmons Contract prices of rations Fort Fayette, Fort Massac, Fort Knox, Michilamackanac, Fort Wayne.
June 2, 1799 Requests Supplies for George Druger for Fort Massac David Henley [not available] Instructs the commanding officer at South West Point to supply George Druger, an express rider, with the necessary provisions and supplies he needs to reach Fort Massac.
September 27, 1798 Receipt of George Drewer George Drewer [not available] Payment in full of interpreter at Fort Massac.
April 29, 1799 Posting of a Galley Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck Regarding the galley "Senator Ross," Hamilton recommends to Colonel John Francis Hamtramck that the boat destined for Fort Massac go instead to the lower posts on the Mississippi River.
March 20, 1793 Proposed Posts at Cumberland and Fort Massac Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs the President that the post proposed for the Cumberland River would come under the dominion of Governor Blount who must therefore construct it using either militia or regular troops.Construction of the post at Fort Massac should be postponed until the boundaries of the Wasbash Indians have been established.
February 13, 1798 Account of James Sterett, Lieutenant and Paymaster James Sterrett William Simmons Encloses list of absentees from Fort Massac and Fort Knox. Men of Captain Pasteur's company had no officer, thus were not paid. Refers to Robert Stanton of Captain [Zebulon] Pike's company as having been paid. Provides list of absentees of garrisons of Massac and Fort Knox.
August 18, 1797 Transportation of Howitzer Isaac Craig James McHenry Howitzer to be shipped with other guns and supplies to Fort Massac via boat.
March 25, 1799 Pay of George Drewyer, Interpreter George Drewer [not available] Pay of $100 to George Drewyer as an Indian interpreter and express at Fort Massac.
November 24, 1797 Transportation of Provisions Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Hamilton's wagons arrived under direction of D. Buchanan, who was given money for his return trip. Packages to be forwarded to Massac, but unsure if shipment is whole, therefore requests list of supplies and provisions to go to Massac.
December 6, 1797 Pay of the Army in the Northwestern Territory Caleb Swan William Simmons Paymaster Caleb Swan presents a statement of the pay of the Army in the Northwestern Territory including the following posts: Detroit, Miami, Defiance, Fort Wayne, Greeneville, Fort Washington, and Fort Knox, Fort Massac. Swan laments the difficulty of making advancements to officers when the law will not define entitlements. Swan can offer no reason why troops are not paid, except that they may...
February 1, 1799 [Voucher No. 1 George Drewer services as Interpreter and Express] George Drewer [not available] Payment in full received at Fort Massac from John Wilkins.
December 1, 1797 Transport of Troops Isaac Craig James McHenry Letter from McHenry delivered by Freeman, copies of invoices of supplies forwarded to Fort Washington and Fort Massac given to Freeman. Capt Pierre and Capt. Lewis' companies en route to Pittsburgh, will be transported forward by boat but travel is already obstructed by ice. Craig feared they will be held over all winter.
July 28, 1797 Ordnance & Military Stores to be Transported to Fort Massac James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon McHenry lists the ordnance and military stores that should be forwarded from Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia, and Carlisle, to Major Craig at Pittsburgh and from there to Fort Massac
December 22, 1797 Transportation of Stores Isaac Craig James McHenry Craig paid Capt. Lewis and Capt. Pierce's companies, amount is high due to successful recruiting. Muster and pay rolls transmitted to Accountant of War Department. Shipment of stores to be sent by boat to Fort Massac and Fort Washington held up in Pittsburgh due to sudden freezing of the river overnight.
September 5, 1797 Invoice of stores for Fort Massac Isaac Craig [not available] Invoice of stores from Issac Craig to be delivered to Ft Massac, Illinois via Ohio River by John Robinson, who notes that he will deliver the goods to the commanding officer at such place on the river as he shall direct in good order. Items include ammunition, clothing, carpenter tools, ordnance, brandy and medicine. Signed by John Robinson.
September 19, 1794 Additional woodsmen requested Thomas Doyle General James Robertson Major Thomas Doyle, commanding officer at Fort Massac, informs General James Robertson that several men at his garrison are sick, and so he is unable to track the movements of the Indians in his quarter, which requires about "fifteen or twenty woodsmen." Requests that he sends a sufficient number for a few weeks, arguing that "it is for the public good."
March 25, 1799 [Voucher No. 39 George Drewer Indian Interpreter and Express]. George Drewer [not available] Payment in full received at Fort Massac from John Wilkins.
September 22, 1797 Notification of Shipment Isaac Craig James McHenry Enclosed copy of Quartermaster, Ordnance, and Hospital stores shipped on flat bottomed boat bound for Fort Massac with instructions to proceed to Natchez.
September 29, 1797 Confidential Letter Isaac Craig James McHenry Letter to Guion to be forwarded under confidential supervision who should be instructed to make necessary inquiries at Massac and the Chickasaw Bluffs.