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December 22, 1785 Case of Lieutenant Trueman and other pay related issues Joseph Howell John White Mentions case of Lieutenant Trueman. Board of Treasury is not at present in a situation to pay the Southern Army for arrears. Notes that officers may receive certificates in lieu of money. Mentions waiting until arrival of Mr. Pierce. Outlines the record of charges related to Lieutenant Trueman. Mentions his time as a prisoner.
April 3, 1792 Instructions to Capt. Alexander Trueman Henry Knox Alexander Trueman The Secretary at War orders Captain Trueman to repair directly to the Miami village to deliver the President's desire for peace in a speech to the Indians. Captain Trueman is to attempt to convince the Chiefs to visit Philadelphia.
May 22, 1792 Assisting General Putnam with His Mission Henry Knox Alexander Trueman Knox asks Major Trueman to assist General Putnam in an unnamed but important mission for the President.
April 15, 1792 Tea and Chocolate for Sick Isaac Craig Jonathan Cass Enclosed tea and chocolate for sick men. Surgeon ordered to post. Updates on troops locations and numbers. Major Zeigler planning to resign.
July 26, 1792 Discussions of Peace and Land Rights Joseph Brandt Henry Knox Intelligence on the murder of Maj. Trueman by an Indian boy arrived. Discussed possible routes attributes and drawbacks to transmit information. Land rights of United States and Indians discussed as issue U.S. cannot win. Brandt plans to travel to settle peace with Indians.
April 4, 1792 Speech to the Indians Henry Knox [not available] Captain Alexander Trueman delivers this speech, written by the Secretary at War, to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Western Indians.
June 19, 1799 Receipt of William Simmons to Samuel Lewis transmitted to Lieutenant Trueman Mosely, paymaster to the 13th Regiment of infantry on account of recruiting service Samuel Lewis William Simmons Warrant from William Simmons to Samuel Lewis for $4000 to be transmitted to Lieutenant Trueman Mosely, paymaster to the 13th Regiment of infantry on account of recruiting service
July 22, 1792 Peace with Most of the Western Tribes Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Despite the murders of several American officers by Indians, Putnam is still optimistic about the prospects of achieving peace with most of the western tribes, thereby detaching them from the tribes who originated the war.
August 6, 1792 Accounts of Capture by Indians & Rumor of Indian Attack on Detroit Anthony Wayne Henry Knox The letter begins by informing Knox that it is certain that Indians killed Colonel Harding and Major Truman. Two men who were taken prisoner by the Indians provide an account of how the men lost their lives. There is also a report that a Simon Girty left with four hundred Indians and is planning an attack on the Americans in Detroit.
October 11, 1792 [Deposition of Private William May.] Border Disputes William May [not available] details of May's capture, imprisonment, work on a schooner transporting rations; and going to war with Indians. Details of battle. May met the Indians who scalped Maj. Trueman and his travel companions and was related the story of how he was scalped. War with Indians was inevitable if Ohio river was not declared the boundary line. Discussed Indians plans for war.
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.
[not available] Summary of correspondence from General Knox to General Wayne Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Accounts of raising & recruiting army companies; advises re uniforms, arms & accoutrements; standardization of procedures. Peace negotiations with Indians.
September 15, 1792 Peace and Politics with Frontier Indians Henry Knox Henry Lee State of tranquility on frontier attributed to peaceful overtures made by U.S. towards Cherokees.
July 5, 1792 Report from Fort Washington Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Report on Army affairs on the Ohio frontier, report of an Indian attack on an Army detachment near Fort Jefferson, estimated Indian intentions, and recommendations on negotiations with the Indians
April 3, 1792 Orders to Negotiate with Confederacy of Indians Henry Knox Alexander Trueman Orders to collaborate with Wilkinson on mission to Miami village to deliver speech written to inspire fear in the hostile Indians. Confederation of Indians believed to be extensive, Knox advised patience in negotiations for peace.
August 16, 1792 Peace Treaty with Indians, Goods and Prisoner Exchange Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Prisoners and goods traveled down river this morning, supply to meet demands for 700 Indians to gather at Post Vincennes, hopes his choices of goods meet desires of War Department. Hopes exchange of Indian prisoners will show sign of good faith and result in a peace treaty.
January 4, 1793 Order & Discipline in the Legion, and Reinforcements & Promotions Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne hopes the Legion's officers' communique on rations does not injure its impression of order and discipline, as these have been trained into them well. Detachment of Virginia dragoons has arrived, sadly reduced by desertion; they will be sent down the Ohio to Fort Washington. Necessary promotions in the cavalry have been made, due to shortage of officers; 2 resignations mentioned, one by an...
July 11, 1792 State of the Tribes in the Northwest Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam explains the situation with the sundry western tribes, the necessity of protecting frontier inhabitants, and the possible intervention of the British in support of the Indians. If the British intend to support the Indians, they should be confronted by the United States on Lake Erie.
July 28, 1792 Updates on Indian Relations in Southwest Territory Henry Knox George Washington Results of council between friendly Indians and U.S. included protection of U.S. boats and travelers from hostile tribes. Land disputes also addressed at council, hopes that Gov. Blount will devise a just settlement between Creeks and settlers. Hostile acts against U.S. continue.
March 26, 1800 Regarding relative position of first and second Majors Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Letter marked private. Discussion on the relative position between first and second position between the first and second Major in the interior of the Regiment.
October 17, 1798 Pinckney's Appointment as Major General James McHenry Charles Cotesworth Pinckney McHenry expresses his satisfaction at Pinckney's acceptance of his commission as a Major General in the Provisional Army. The relative rank of Major Generals is based on the order of appointment as follows: Major General Alexander Hamilton, Major General Pinckney, and Major General Henry Knox.
June 19, 1799 Money Forwarded to Sundry Paymasters James McHenry Alexander Hamilton "I received this morning your letter of the 17th instant. I have ordered two thousand dollars to be forwarded to the Paymaster of the 12th and an equal sum to the Paymaster of the 13th Regiment...There has been also delivered to the Paymaster of the Tenth Regiment one thousand five hundred and forty four dollars and fifty cents..."
April 22, 1791 The Western Country Will Swarm, Etc. Joseph Howell Josiah Harmar Howell reports on a number of accounting matters dealing with arrearages, bounties, and the shortage of gold. The recruiting effort seems successful in a number of states and levies are so plentiful that soon the Western Country will swarm with them. He has also purchased ten lottery tickets for Harmar.
April 17, 1799 Concerning accounts and balances Ebenezer Stevens Samuel Hodgdon Stevens has settled with Major Hume and received payment from MClary
January 19, 1786 Inspection of Soldiers' Clothing Robert Pemberton Nicholas Fish Requesting that Major Fish inspect clothing intended for the soldiers on the Ohio frontier.