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April 23, 1793 Deposition Michael Cupps, Nancy Smith on Indian killings Greene County Georgia Michael Cupps Esquire Elihu Lyman Extract from deposition taken from files of William Urquhart, given by Michael Cupps and Nancy Smith to Elihu Lyman Esquire, justice of peace Greene County Georgia. Cupps was near the Oconee 22 April, heard gunshots; says he saw about 30 Indians massacring Richard Thresher, two children, negro wench. Wife with infant ran into river. Woman sustained scalping, multiple gunshot and tomahawk wounds,...
December 13, 1787 Personal Letter Regarding Trip to Philadelphia Henry Knox Samuel Ogden Discussed health of Mrs. Knox who recently birthed her eighth child, Ogden's trip to Philadelphia, and politics in Europe.
August 1, 1794 No Temporary Buildings John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War [Knox] does not approve Hodgdon's proposal of erecting temporary buildings for the infant armory because the public cannot afford the extra expense.
May 6, 1800 Conveying Purchases to This Country, Etc. Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon In a mostly illegible letter the following can be ascertained: William McIntosh, a brother to Mrs. Sargent and a respectable planter; purchase; infant child; plantation; Virginia land; Allen Crocker of Boston; Congress; wisdom; Mr. Burroughs.
February 13, 1793 Delivery of Rifles to Senecas John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Orders to deliver seven rifles to Jasper Parish then to be given to the six Seneca Indians presently in city.
May 3, 1794 Application Requesting an Appointment in the Navy Alexander Murray Unknown Recipient Captain Murray describes his qualifications for an appointment to the Naval Department as captain of a frigate.
June 14, 1784 Foreign officers and pay warrants John Pierce Mr. Morris The Commissioner of Army Accounts and Paymaster General lists several foreign officers and the amounts of the pay warrants drawn for them.
August 22, 1791 Military Report from Danville John Brown General William Irvine General Wilkinson has enjoyed some success in destroying two Indian towns but General St. Clair is struggling to secure the aid of the Kentucky militia who are averse to cooperating with the regular army.
February 22, 1791 Decisive Action Against the Indians on the Frontier Henry Knox George Washington Henry Knox's report to the President discusses the coming year's goals of peace in the frontiers and explains in detail how best to meet those goals, using both peaceful and military measures. He provides an in-depth analysis of the force required and the cost involved in taking decisive action against the Indians along the frontier, and the potential political and military implications of the...
December 22, 1793 Jackson discusses organization of the militia with Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, discusses management of Knox's lands in Maine; advises on organization of Militia.
October 20, 1789 Census of Six Nations Giving Numbers and Names of Tribes and Heads of Families at Grand River and on the Ohio Reverend Samuel Kirkland [not available] Census, describes Six Nations population; describes Indian population. The total of the Six Nations population is listed at 3665
January 4, 1788 Letter from the Directors of the Ohio Company Rufus Putnam Henry Knox On behalf of the directors of the Ohio Company, Rufus Putnam applies to the Secretary at War for military protection of frontier settlements.
April 23, 1793 Murder of Richard Thresher and family Michael Cupps Esquire Elihu Lyman Extract of a deposition taken by Elihu Lyman, Justice of the Peace, of Michael Cupps and Nancy Smith. Cupps and Smith give account of the murder of Richard Thresher and his family by Indians. Cupps heard a gun fired and saw about 30 Indians firing upon and massacring Richard Thresher, two children and a "negro wench." The wife of Thresher leaped into the river, the Indians firing upon her as she...
July 10, 1791 Supplies Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Clothing has been shipped, request for report on pack horses performance. Noted Mr. Swan not yet returned from Maryland.
September 18, 1793 Williams informs Knox of fever Jonathan Williams Henry Knox Letter, advises that army clothing is believed to be the vector of a malignant fever which has produced fatalities.
January 26, 1793 Accountability for Legion Stores & Pay, Recruitment Issues Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox requests that all articles and stores sent to the Legion be strictly accounted for. This should not take time from training the marksmen but strict accountability of public property is very important. Recruiters should know that adding new men to the Legion is solely their responsibility because no additional pay is forthcoming.
April 2, 1794 Protection of Pennsylvania and Standing Armies William Bradford Henry Knox Bradford describes in detail the constitutionally acceptable methods of defending the port of Philadelphia and the frontiers. Discusses the affects of war in Europe on trade and peace in United States. Insists that there is "nothing in the constitution which prohibits the states from keeping troops in time of War." Do Indian hostilities count as a time of war?
June 14, 1794 Collision of State and Federal Jurisdictions Thomas Mifflin George Washington In response to President Washington's suspension thereof, Governor Mifflin makes his case for the establishment of a town at Presque Isle as necessary for the defense of the western frontier of Pennsylvania. Though he will comply with Washington's directive, he implies that the suspension was an abuse of executive authority.
March 20, 1793 Absolute Necessity for Defense William Blount Henry Knox Blount worries that the apparent depredations committed by the Cherokees will result in a general war by the agrieved settlers against the Indian towns. He ponders how he can carry out his responsiblity for protecting the settlers while maintaining the peace.
March 13, 1792 Sargent relays violent incident in Columbia Winthrop Sargent [not available] Letter, discusses pioneers and frontier life; discusses militia; describes Indian aggression; discusses conduct of officers and court martial.
July 30, 1798 Forwarding of Resolutions by Cincinnati Militia to Contribute to National Defense Arthur St. Clair John Adams Arthur St. Clair forward the resolves of a troop of militia horsemen at Cincinnati [included] to place themselves at the disposal of the national defense. St. Clair speaks highly of the virtues of the people of the region, saying they are grateful for the protection they have received and look forward to joining the country as a fully-privileged state.
June 28, 1798 Suggested Improvements for the Military James McHenry Samuel Sewall Extract from a longer letter. McHenry lays out reasons why it would benefit the armed forces for the officers to receive education on certain aspects, and suggests hiring teachers for specific subjects. He suggest raising the pay of cadets and the establishment of an Inspector of Artillery to correct the deficient state of ordnance in the nation.
July 30, 1798 Murder of Indian by White Man Elias Langham Samuel Hodgdon Discussed the "inhumane" murder of an Indian by a disorderly white man.
April 1792 Reply from Five Nations on the death of a young man [possibly Farmer's Brother's Son; and attending conference at the seat of government in Philadelphia Headmen Five Nations [not available] Appears to be a response from the headmen of Five Nations to Colonel Timothy Pickering's invitation to attend conference at seat of government in Philadelphia. The document opens with a reference to a death and ensuing grief. This could be a reference to Colonel Pickering's speech mourning the death of Farmer's Brother's son. Minds were suddenly crushed; a youth was cut down. Drowned in tears...
March 26, 1793 Letter from Timothy Bernard to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent regarding white settler encroachments Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Letter from Bernard at Flint River to Creek Indian Agent James Seagrove. Reports on complaints by Indians regarding encroachments by white settlers in Georgia. Gangs of cattle driven into Indian territory vicinity fork of Jullah Packa. Bernard relates attempts to stop encroachments by informing commanding officer and Governor of Georgia. Wrote to Captain Phillips. Some Indians may have given...