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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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.
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.
January 6, 1798 Account of Jefferson County John Thruston William Simmons Thurston assures Simmons that his receipts will verify the legitimacy of his county's accounts and confirm that no liberties have been taken with public monies.
October 19, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James McHenry Simmons informs the Secretary of War that he has no record or recollection of a claim made by Mr. Bullet on behalf of the spies employed in Jefferson County in 1792.
October 19, 1799 Requests Information for Mr. Bullet to Pay Spies in Jefferson County James McHenry William Simmons Refers to correspondence with Mr. Bullet regarding payment of spies in Jefferson County. Requests information and dates.
March 2, 1798 Peter Hagner acts in the absence of William Simmons Peter Hagner John Thruston Peter Hagner informs John Thruston that the Accountant's Office has received his receipt for the spies of Jefferson County.
August 3, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Alexander S Bullitt Simmons informs Bullitt that his pay and muster rolls were received.
May 2, 1792 Abstracts of Pay and Rations for Scouts and Rangers Joseph Howell Henry Knox Abstracts of Pay and Rations for Scouts and Rangers employed for the protection of the Frontier counties of the states of Pennsylvania and Virginia. Lists names and counties. Certification that the abstract was examined and compared with returns. All information verified.
March 2, 1798 Peter Hagner acts in the absence of William Simmons Peter Hagner Thomas Davis Peter Hagner asks Representative Thomas Davis to forward a letter to John Thruston of Jefferson County.
May 13, 1790 Indian Attacks Harry Innes Henry Knox Murder of several whites and Negros in Jefferson County by Indians related; many instances in numerous accounts that have occurred on the frontier.
July 17, 1790 Circular to the Lieutenants of the Counties to Cease Use of Scouts Henry Knox [not available] Letter from Henry Knox, Secretary of War, to the lieutenants of various counties in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky directing them to replace scouts with small group of rangers. It also includes detailed instructions on how to document the authorization, use, and pay of said rangers.
May 25, 1795 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Lieutenant Colonel Thurston William Simmons John Thurston William Simmons informs Lieutenant Colonel John Thurston that funds for the payment of Jefferson County Scouts has been remitted to James McDonald.
July 19, 1790 Current Plans for the Protection of the Frontiers Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Henry Knox, Secretary of War, informs Virginia's governor, Beverley Randolph, of the current plans for protecting the frontiers, including a proposed expedition of continental troops and county militia into the Western Territory to extirpate banditti.
March 17, 1800 Certification of payment; detachments of militia under Lieutenant Joseph Bartholomew, and Lieutenant Joseph Hunter, and a detachment of spies called into service by the Governor of Kentucky for the protection of the frontier of Jefferson County William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $834.58 to detachments of militia under Lieutenant Joseph Bartholomew, and Lieutenant Joseph Hunter, and a detachment of spies called into service by the Governor of Kentucky for the protection of the frontier of Jefferson County.
March 28, 1793 Pay of Scouts in Pennsylvania Caleb Swan Joseph Howell Swan lists the counties in Pennsylvania that have been authorized to employ scouts and specifies the number of scouts for each county which has been limited to no more than eight at five to six dollars per day. He is not aware of any plan for paying those scouts employed in Kentucky.
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 28, 1790 Certificate of Robert Lemen, Jacob Seulan, & William Price William Price [not available] Certification of Indian attacks on frontier settlements listed by date, with details. Given under supervision of magistrate.
July 29, 1790 Security of the Frontier and Employment of Scouts Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Discusses protection on the frontier against Indian incursions. Suggests that Shawanese and outcast Cherokees may be perpetrators. President Washington has ordered extirpation of banditti. General Harmar to command expedition. Troops to be mounted. Expect that this will result in added security and tranquility. President has directed that Scouts be discontinued. Letter on the same subject is...
December 4, 1796 Lists Support for Jefferson and for Adams Samuel Chase James McHenry Refers to tension between Jefferson and Adams, listing their support.
July 20, 1790 Revocation of Authorization to Use Scouts Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox informs Arthur St. Clair that authority to call out scouts to protect the frontiers from possible Indian hostilities has been revoked by the government, in favor of the use of rangers.
February 23, 1799 Division of New Jersey into Recruiting Districts Aaron Ogden Alexander Hamilton Ogden provides his suggestion for dividing New Jersey into recruiting districts.
May 12, 1790 Report of Indian Attack John Caldwell Harry Innes Miles Hart's house was attacked, several members of the family were killed or taken prisoner.
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.
[not available] Account of Depredations Committed in Kentucky by Savages since May 1, 1789 Unknown Author [not available] Details on murders, attacks, and horse thefts that occurred in each county of Kentucky.
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.