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November 19, 1790 Displeasure with Harmar's Performance George Washington Henry Knox Washington expresses extreme displeasure with Harmar's expedition against the Wabash Indians. He notes that he expected little from the moment he heard Harmar was a drunkard. He expected less when he heard that the people of the Western country had no confidence in him and gave up all hope of success when there were disputes with Harmar about command. The information is from a report only, but...
November 4, 1790 General Orders to Kentucky and Pennsylvania militia Josiah Harmar [not available] Harmar says the order and regularity of the militia on their return to the Ohio River was highly commendable. Notwithstanding losses, notes the destruction of corn and vegetables, and killing of 100 warriors. Militia from Kentucky to receive pay until 10th instant, then draw provisions and march home. General returns thanks to every officer and private for good conduct, and discharges them with...
September 25, 1790 Regarding purchases of lands; mutinies of militia; defeat of General Harmar's forces; Yazoo Battalion James O'Fallon George Washington Asks for authority as agent of Yazoo company to purchase lands. Regarding trade and purchases with Choctaws, it would be better if O'Fallon had authority as general agent. Reports on the defeat of Harmar's army by Little Turtle and Indians. Presents military articles of contract entered into by the South Carolina Yazoo company, and their troops of the Yazoo battalion.
July 21, 1792 Request for pay for men despite records lost during St Clair defeat Lieutenant Colonel Henry Carberry Joseph Howell Carbery asks that his men be paid, despite records lost during the St Clair defeat on 4 November 1791. States that Major Henry Gaither can provide any information required.
December 23, 1791 Words of encouragement in aftermath of St. Clair's defeat Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox consoles St. Clair on his defeat by the Indians, telling the general that his reputation will not be damaged by being overwhelmed by a superior force.
December 22, 1792 Drafts of money Henry Knox James O'Hara Secretary Knox transmits letter from John Belli. The defeat of Arthur St. Clair defeat has inclined him to make large drafts of money. Notes that this is irregular and the drafts should have been upon O'Hara. O'Hara is Quartermaster General.
November 24, 1787 Recommendation of Mr. Coudray Josiah Harmar Henry Knox If there is a vacancy in the Connecticut quota, General Harmar recommends Mr. Coudray who has been a volunteer in the regiment for a considerable time and has conducted himself with propriety.
April 10, 1787 Cited letter or document, Josiah Harmar to Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Letter, Citation only Cited in Harmar to Knox, 05/14/1787, Harmar to Knox, 07/07/1787.
December 14, 1792 Supply matters and St. Clair defeat James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon Discussion of supply matters. Mentions Brotherington. Mentions St. Clair defeat.
May 8, 1786 Funds for the Pay of Harmar's Regiment John Pierce Josiah Harmar Pierce sends by Samuel Hodgdon funds for the pay of Colonel Harmar's regiment.
August 12, 1788 Cited letter or document, John Francis Hamtramck to Josiah Harmar John Francis Hamtramck Josiah Harmar Letter, Citation only Cited in Harmar to Hamtramck, 10/13/1788.
May 4, 1786 Request for Increased Salary for Josiah Harmar Henry Knox David Ramsay Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Harmar requests increased salary to compensate for the high expenses at his post. Reminds him that Harmar has no desire to take advantage of public service but seeks only reimbursement.
October 29, 1789 Cited letter or document, Henry Knox to Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Letter, Citation only Cited in Knox to Harmar, 12/19/1788, and Harmar to Knox, 01/14/1790.
September 12, 1789 Printed transcription/modern copy of Document, Josiah Harmar to Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Henry Knox No image available.
June 27, 1785 Shortage of Funds to pay Harmar's Army John Pierce Board of Treasury John Pierce sends to Treasury notice of a shortfall in funding needed to pay LtCol Harmar's troops.
January 2, 1790 Pay for Harmar's Troops Joseph Howell Josiah Harmar Howell discusses the plan for making the first and second installments of the pay for Harmar's troops but wishes to postpone the third installment until the regiment's account is settled with the help of Captain Beatty.
November 4, 1790 Return of the Killed and Wounded upon the Expedition against the Miami Towns Josiah Harmar [not available] Return of the killed and wounded upon the expedition against the Miami towns, under the command of Brigadier General Harmar. Federal troops killed: 75; militia; 108. Total wounded: 31. Killed included Major Wyllys, Lieutenant Frothingham, Major Fontaine, Captain Thorp, Captain, Scott, Captain McMurtry, Lieutenant Clark, Lieutenant Worley, and Ensign Arnold.
December 21, 1791 Clothing, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig has forwarded care of Captain Cushing several articles, including clothing. Mentions a defeat, general panic, and the Northern Indians. No news yet received from Congress.
May 8, 1786 Draft for the Pay of Harmar's Regiment John Pierce Samuel Hodgdon Pierce informs Hodgdon that he is enclosing the a draft for the pay of Colonel Harmar's regiment; instructions for the payment of the funds
January 8, 1794 Provisions Used and Required; Reclaiming Site of St. Clair's Defeat; Skirmishes with Indians Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne will forward returns of stores used, and transmit supply needs for coming months; encloses list of men whose enlistments will expire before June, and lists new promotions. Notes conclusion of court-martial of Ensign Morgan. Encloses correspondence with contractors. Reports seizing and fortifying the site of St. Clair's defeat in 1791. Notes a small skirmish between U.S. scouts and...
September 22, 1792 Disappointment Over Lack of Remittances Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Expresses disappointment over lack of remittances. Has borrowed money from friends. Reports that pack horseman named Gettimy is asking for pay.
January 7, 1800 Pay for George Bridges, deceased William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $25.77 balance of pay to George Bridges, deceased, late on the expedition of General Josiah Harmar in 1790.
June 19, 1787 Cited letter or document, Colonel Legras to Josiah Harmar Colonel Legras Josiah Harmar Letter, Citation only Cited in Harmar to Knox, 08/07/1787.
January 18, 1787 Account of Colonel Harmar John Pierce Major Erkuries Beatty Informs Beatty that the most efficient method of settling Colonel Harmar's account is by a settlement with the Corps in which all of Harmar's vouchers are available and in which he is given credit for all his payments.
July 7, 1791 Regrets Resignation of Brigadier General Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Expresses regret at resignation of Brigadier General Harmar, as he esteems him as a good officer.