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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 21, 1797 Vouchers needed William Simmons George Clendinen Requests that Clendinen provide vouchers for monies paid to him for the pay of the militia of Kenhawa County and charged to him so that Simmons can close his account
April 14, 1790 Authority to Call Up Scouts Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Copies of letters giving authority to Lieutenants of Harrison, Randolph, Ohio, Monongahalia, and Kenhawa counties to call up scouts for the temporary protection of the settlers. Proof of United States desire to protect its citizens.
March 10, 1791 Authorization for the Lieutenants of Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky to Raise Forces Henry Knox John Brown Authorized and instructed lieutenants of Washington, Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties, Pennsylvania, and Harrison, Randolph, Ohio, Monongahalia, Kenhawa Counties, Virginia, as well as John Brown, Kentucky, on raising militia to defend against the Indians. Advised economy in called up only the necessary number of men.
June 30, 1792 On the ordering out of militia Henry Knox Henry Lee Letter, advises governor concerning militia. Will be paid promptly on the evidence being examined by War Department Accountant. Sums limited to those stipulated by Acts of Congress. Additional force would appear to be necessary. Mentions companies of Greenbriar and Bottetourt counties in Virginia, to rendezvous at mouth of the Great Kenhawa.
April 7, 1792 Notification of Pay Due Virginia Henry Knox Henry Lee Money due Commonwealth of Virginia per report of Joseph Howell enclosed. Additional protection to frontier counties will be provided upon application.
June 22, 1792 Compensation Henry Knox Isaac Craig Compensation for additional service promised. Updates on forges and clothing.
January 5, 1792 Extra Pay Required for Volunteers Henry Lee Henry Knox Governor Lee of Virginia asks that Knox support the request that the General Government provide the extra pay required to attract volunteers for the state militias thereby avoiding the need for conscription.
October 19, 1792 Worry over the safe return of Cornplanter; preparing for winter quarters; concerns over plans to redistribute the Sublegions; Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Cited in Knox to Wayne, 10/26/1792. Wayne is gratified to learn that Governor Blount was merely alarmed by the report of war and not more seriously affected. He worries about the safe return of Chief Cornplanter; according to the deposition of William May and intelligence gathered from the Indians, there is much evidence that some “premeditated mischief” is intended to be carried out against...
April 13, 1790 Reiteration of a Call for the Militia to the Northwest Territory Henry Knox Josiah Harmar The Secretary of War, Henry Knox, reiterates to Brigadier General Josiah Harmar previously sent instructions for calling up the militia to defend the frontier against Indian hostilities and states that Harry Innes, Esq, District Judge of Kentucky, is also vested with this power.
March 14, 1791 Enclosed Letter from President Regarding Protection of Frontier Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Letter addresses County Lieutenants ability to maintain authority over rangers called into service for the protection of the frontier. Details on locations and names.
June 30, 1792 Military Movements and Peace with Indians Henry Knox Henry Lee Militia ordered out by Governor of Virginia will be paid once the evidence has been reviewed by the Accountant. Riflemen are to meet at a rendezvous to be equipped and clothed. Cherokees peaceful nature bring hopes of peace with entire tribe between Indians and U.S.
May 9, 1790 Seeks to Provide Protection, Provisions for Counties of Harrison, Randolph, Ohio, Monongahela, and Kenkawa Henry Knox [not available] Letter authorizes and instructs the lieutenants of Harrison, Randolph, Ohio, Monongahalia, Kenhawa and Russell Counties [West Virginia] on the procedure for calling up scouts to protect the frontiers against possible Indian incursions.
November 24, 1792 President's Opinion on Frontier Protection Henry Knox Henry Lee Discussed President's opinion for protecting frontier using Block Houses and how to staff them. Updates on General Wayne.
April 28, 1795 Indian Hostilities Timothy Pickering Robert Brooke Opinion on Indian hostilities and white hunters invading Indian hunting grounds on the north west side of the Ohio River.
July 9, 1792 Fixing a Post on the Muskingham River Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Proposal for the establishment of a fort at the Cayahoga garrisoned by one company of musket men and one company of riflemen for scouting and protection of settlers
April 13, 1790 Orders for Calling Up Scouts Henry Knox David Shepard Instructions for calling up scouts, their pay, and other particulars.
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 26, 1790 Responding to Indian Incursions Henry Knox George Washington Due to the discharge of scouts and rangers from the western counties of Virginia, there have been increased incursions by the Indians resulting in great injury to the inhabitants of the region. Colonel Duvall has asked to be authorized to call the scouts and rangers back into service at the expense of the United States.
November 24, 1792 Increased Troops Henry Knox Lieut. Thomas Wilson Notification of letter from counties received and taken under advisement by President. Troops to increase in number for protection of frontier. Scouts and rangers to provide intelligence on Indians.
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.
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.
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.
June 20, 1793 Situation of the Legion at Hobson's Choice Near Cincinnati; Anger at Proposal to Replace Legion with Militia Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne continues to fret over the lack of supplies for his troops, a concern which is exacerbated by continued harassment by the Indians at the cost of several American lives. He is angered by the proposal to reduce American forces that would be replaced by state militias that, he argues, are ineffective in comparison to his well-trained Army.
January 5, 1791 Protecting Virginia's Frontier Henry Knox George Washington Given the Indian threat to the frontier counties of Virginia, Knox recommends that experienced hunters and woodsmen be employed by the General Government to supplement the defensive measures provided by the Army.
December 28, 1792 Complaints About Clothing & Pay Not Reaching Wayne's Legion Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox responds to a complaint regarding stores of clothing that never reached the Legion. He assures Wayne that every precaution was taken to ensure that the clothing was delivered appropriately. Complaints regarding the delay in pay for the troops are also addressed.