Viewing 51–75 of 1,477 documents: "Georgia"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 14, 1798 Keep the Militia of Georgia in that State James Jackson James McHenry Jackson objects to the President's calling into service the Militia of Georgia because such an action would leave that State and its citizens unnecessarily vulnerable to invasion. Since ordering northern troops into Georgia would expose them to unhealthy conditions, it seems reasonable to man the State's garrisons with local militia rather than having them sent to posts outside the State.
May 4, 1794 Fortifications in South Carolina and Georgia Paul H. Perrault Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding fortifications in Georgia and South Carolina
September 22, 1793 Talk from Lieutenant Colonel William Melton to Headmen and Warriors of Donnally's Town, Flint River Georgia Lieutenant Colonel William Melton Headmen and Warriors of Donally's Town, Flint River Georgia Lieutenant Colonel Melton of Georgia Militia 1st Regiment Green County warns the Creeks about their continued depredations on property and persons of settlement he commands. Accuses Creeks of professing peace with President of United States General Washington, while conducting war on the settlers of Georgia. Warns that the father in New York, who has been good to them, benevolence should not be...
November 4, 1795 Regarding request to send foreman to Georgia to superintend cutting of timber; on the negroes as less expensive workers [not available] Colonel James Hackett Hackett wants to send his foreman from New Hampshire to to superintend the cutting of timbers in Georgia. Pickering points out the the negroes in Georgia would be cheaper to pay than the men from Portsmouth New Hampshire. John Morgan reports that the work or the negro axemen is satisfactory. Expects required timber to be furnished by winter;
November 3, 1796 Department expenses in Georgia William Simmons Samuel Meredith Cover letter for transmitting a receipt and warrant for the expenses of the War Department in Georgia.
September 26, 1795 Remitting funds for the Georgia militia William Simmons James Seagrove Directs James Seagrove to remit funds to Constant Freeman for payment to the Georgia militia and Lt. Col. Gaither.
August 13, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on convening of council of General Officers on subject of reducing five inimical Creek towns Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox From the State House at Augusta, Georgia Governor Telfair informs Secretary of War Knox that he has convened a council of Georgia militia General Officers on the subject of reducing the five inimical towns of the Creek Nation, the contents of which to be transmitted separately for review by the President of United States General George Washington. If properly supplied, expresses optimism that...
April 10, 1794 Request to shipbuilder Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Regarding ship building calculations, Secretary Knox asks that shipbuilder Joshua Humphreys estimate how many men it would require in two months to cut the frame in Georgia. Knox is likely referring the Southern Live Oak, found in Georgia.
August 21, 1794 Receipts for John Habersham of Georgia John Steele William Simmons Letter, encloses receipt of John Habersham for incidental and contingent expenses of the War Department in the State of Georgia.
April 28, 1793 Extract of letter from Andrew Pickens Esquire to General Clarke Andrew Pickens [not available] From Hopewell Georgia, taken from files of W. Urquhart, Pickens gives intelligence report stating Creek Nation with exception of Cussetas, have declared war against the United States. John Galphin and 500 warriors had set out to join the Seminoles and plans to fall on the southern parts of Georgia; but Pickens believes the intent is to make an attack along the frontier of Georgia.
September 26, 1795 Funds for the Georgia militia William Simmons Constant Freeman Informs Constant Freeman that James Seagrove will provide funds to him for payment to the Georgia militia and the troops under the command of Lt. Col. Henry Gaither.
May 15, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Habersham Simmons authorizes Habersham to make payment to Ensign McCall.
April 25, 1796 Militia Services in Georgia William Simmons James McHenry Forwards estimates for militia services in Georgia sent by Constant Freeman and discusses some particulars of the estimates
June 9, 1796 Estimate of pay for officers and soldiers in Georgia William Simmons James McHenry Simmons transmits an estimate for "one month's pay, subsistence, and forage of the regular troops in Georgia" under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Gaither
January 1, 1793 Account of Captain Downman Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Certification of service and settlement of pay for Rawleigh Downman, late a Captain of the 3rd Georgia Regiment.
February 20, 1798 Shipment to Georgia John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Have prepared immediately for shipping to Georgia one thousand muskets and bayonets, fifty barrels of musket powder, and five tons of lead.
October 2, 1793 Statement by Brigade Major Buckner Harris, 1st Brigade, 1st Division to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent Brigade Major Buckner Harris James Seagrove Harris states that a party of militia brought in 8 prisoners and killed several Indians, which was consistent with the orders of Georgia Governor Telfair, who instructed several officers on the frontier that they should pursue any Indians who stole horses or committed hostilities. Telfair also instructed Harris to inform Brigadier General Clarke to pursue and kill any Indians committing outrages....
September 18, 1794 Pay of Georgia Dragoons Joseph Howell Alexander Hamilton The sum of $8,268.86 is requested for the pay of the officers and men of a Troop of Dragoons located in the state of Georgia.
March 6, 1788 Letter to the Governor of Georgia John Pierce George Handley Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts to Governor George Handley - addressed as "His Excellency the President of Georgia" - respecting General Putnam and other officers.
June 13, 1793 Halt of Troop Movement General John Twiggs [not available] General Twiggs informs the Secretary at War that due to a lack of provisions, troop movement was halted. Twiggs states that local procurement of provisions by the troops would alienate friendlys in the area.
March 9, 1793 Transportation of Arms Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Directs arms & accoutrements for Georgia magazine; directs cleaning muskets & bayonets. States muskets should not come from Charlottesville manufacturer.
December 10, 1800 Accounts of paymaster of Georgia militia William Simmons Wylie Pope Asks that previously requested accounts and vouchers be sent by paymaster of Georgia militia.
June 10, 1793 Regarding the degree of danger in Georgia Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Possible danger to Georgian frontier, Knox agreed to increase in troops necessary but advised that once danger of invasion subsided that number of troops should be reduced.
August 4, 1793 Extract of letter from James Seagrove, agent of Creek Indian Affairs to Henry Knox Secretary of War James Seagrove [not available] From Savannah Georgia, Seagrove encloses a copy of a letter from Georgia Governor Telfair and reports that there has been no change or novelty in Indian Affairs since last report.
December 10, 1792 Letter from the Governor of Georgia Henry Knox President of the Senate of the United States "In obedience to the orders of the President of the United States, I have the honor to submit to the Senate the copy of a letter from His Excellency the Governor of Georgia, dated the 20th of November last, with certain enclosures related to Indian affairs."