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October 14, 1798 Keep the Militia of Georgia in that State James Jackson James McHenry Jackson objects to the President's calling into service the Militia of Georgia because such an action would leave that State and its citizens unnecessarily vulnerable to invasion. Since ordering northern troops into Georgia would expose them to unhealthy conditions, it seems reasonable to man the State's garrisons with local militia rather than having them sent to posts outside the State.
November 27, 1793 Estimate of Supplies Furnished to the Militia of Georgia Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Henry Knox Since the 1793 accounts of the Contractor for supplying the troops in Georgia have not been received, Wolcott is uable to provide an estimate of the supplies furnished to the militia under the orders of the Governor of Georgia [George Mathews]. He can state the amount advanced for the supplies of the troops of the United States and the militia in that state and the contingent expenses incurred by...
December 14, 1795 Encloses estimate of Georgia militia William Simmons James McHenry Letter to the Secretary of War enclosing an estimate of the militia and scouts for the state of Georgia
December 14, 1795 Balance of the Georgia militia William Simmons Secretary of War Encloses to the War Secretary the estimate of the pay and forage of the militia of the state of Georgia. Concludes that there is a balance to be remitted of 22,505 dollars in order to satisfy the above claims.
February 20, 1800 Claims for Militia Services in the State of Georgia James McHenry Thomas Jefferson McHenry is submitting to the Senate copies of a report made to the House of Representatives relative to claims respecting militia services in the State of Georga. It will include the claim for compensation by Jonas Fauche respecting the services of the Troop of Militia Dragoons which is intended to present the true situation of all the claims of unauthorized services stated to have been performed...
March 4, 1793 Letter from Governor of Georgia Edward Telfair to Major Henry Gaither regarding use of militia in response to recent outrages by whites and Indians Governor Edward Telfair Henry Gaither From Georgia State House 4 August, 1793. Governor Telfair cites recent outrages by whites and Indians as requiring a request for protection by available militia. Telfair inquires to Major Gaither on the status, location and numbers of militia forces. Requests that ten foot militia under command of a sergeant be stationed at Norris Station, Bush's Station, Hillhouse's Iron Works, and at a station...
August 13, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on convening of council of General Officers on subject of reducing five inimical Creek towns Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox From the State House at Augusta, Georgia Governor Telfair informs Secretary of War Knox that he has convened a council of Georgia militia General Officers on the subject of reducing the five inimical towns of the Creek Nation, the contents of which to be transmitted separately for review by the President of United States General George Washington. If properly supplied, expresses optimism that...
September 3, 1793 Extract of letter from Major Henry Gaither to Secretary of War Henry Knox reporting that Governor of Georgia Telfair has improperly called up militia and in greater numbers than is necessary Henry Gaither Henry Knox Gaither reports that the Georgia militia in service has been improperly called up by the Governor of Georgia Telfair, and in excessive numbers. Gaither has proposed using the authorized federal troops to defend the frontier. If this were to prove insufficient, then he would recommend calling out the necessary numbers of militia. Because to the current arrangement, Gaither wants nothing to do with...
January 14, 1795 Pay for the Georgia Militia William Simmons Daniel Stevens Informs Stevens that the Treasurer will remit him the sum of over 22,000 dollars for the pay of the Georgia militia.
December 13, 1794 Accounts of Militia Dragoons in Georgia Joseph Howell Henry Knox Constant Freeman, agent for the War Department in Georgia, requests funds for the supplies and forage related to three month's service of a troop of Militia dragoons in that State.
September 25, 1794 No Appropriation for the Militia Infantry in Georgia Henry Knox George Mathews Militia infantry and spies in the State of Georgia for whose services no appropriation has been made by the United States.
July 20, 1793 Raising of additional militia in Georgia, and controversy over Federal command of troops Henry Gaither Henry Knox From Fort Fidius, Gaither's correspondence includes two letters from Mr Bernard. Reports that Georgia Governor Telfair has published an order for raising 100 cavalry and 100 infantry militia, to be under Gaither's command. Gaither believes the numbers are sufficient; militia officers do not; nor are they pleased that a federal officer has command of these troops.
May 23, 1793 Protecting foreign ships in our harbors Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Secretary Knox directs Governor Edward Telfair of Georgia to intercede to protect foreign ships in his harbors. Mentions the militia of the state of Georgia.
September 23, 1793 Letter from Captain Constant Freeman to Secretary of War Henry Knox on conflict between state of Georgia intentions with Creek Nation and those of Federal Government Constant Freeman Henry Knox Freeman notes the great contradiction between the designs of the Governor of Georgia Telfair and the militia, and the designs of the Federal Government with regard to military strategy against the Creek Nation. Freeman laments that, knowing that offensive operations against the Creeks are not part of the federal strategy, he wonders if he should interfere with Telfair's offensive designs against...
December 8, 1794 Pay of the Militia, Scouts, and Spies of Georgia Joseph Howell Henry Knox Estimates regarding the pay due the militia, scouts, and spies of the State of Georgia are submitted for Knox's consideration.
March 14, 1800 Report on the Petitions of William Milton, and Others, exhibiting Claims for Militia Services in the State of Georgia. James McHenry House of Representatives Report on the Petitions of William Milton, and Others, exhibiting Claims for Militia Services in the State of Georgia. Addresses some of the jurisdictional issues that came up between state and federal authorities regarding provision of common defense.
October 7, 1793 An Actual State of War Constant Freeman Henry Knox Apparently the militia have destroyed an Indian town and taken women and children as prisoners. Many of the frontier settlers have removed themselves to stations in expectation of an Indian retaliation. Despite the state of war which exists in the country, Georgia has stated its conditions respecting the United States establishing peace with the Creeks.
June 12, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on war with Creek Nation, requirement for additional reinforcements, arms, supplies Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox From the State House, Augusta Georgia, Governor Telfair reporting to Secretary of War Henry Knox, that Georgia in a state of alarm. Number of militia drawn into service greater that he expected. From General Twiggs, a report that 700 volunteers will move into the enemy's country. Requests more supplies, swords, pistols. Inquires about the general system to be adopted by President of United...
June 11, 1793 Georgia Militia Not Discriminating between Creek Friends and Foes Henry Gaither Henry Knox Gaither reports that [contrary to guidance from Federal authorities] Georgia militia General Twiggs does not intend to discriminate between Creek friend and foe, with the exception of Cussetahs. Gaither surmises that this will do mischief to United States strategic intentions. Reports that many militia are in open rebellion against federal government since 1 November 1792, violating the [Treaty...
July 31, 1794 Pay of the Georgia Militia Joseph Howell Constant Freeman Procedures are explained for the prompt payment of the militia of Georgia before they are disbanded. Payment of Scouts should be in accordance with the instructions of the Secretary of War.
May 23, 1793 State of Alarm Among Inhabitants of Georgia Frontier, Etc. Henry Gaither Henry Knox From Fort Fidius, Major Gaither reports many of inhabitants have left their homes; some have built forts on their soil. Gaither has furnished many with arms; militia Generals have ordered rations. Federal contractor issuing about 2000 rations per day to militia. Male negroes and some of their families included in the ration returns. Major Habersham asked that Gaither certify these issues....
September 4, 1793 Letter from Constant Freeman to Henry Knox on arms and ammunition for Georgia militia, James Seagrove's 10 September meeting with Creeks, on disagreement between Seagrove and Governor Telfair on whether there is peace with Indians in Georgia, Federal supply of militia troops, the cross-purposes effect of Georgia's war mobilization on Seagrove's meeting with Creeks, Constant Freeman Henry Knox From Augusta, Freeman, agent to Department of War in Georgia reports that arms and ammunition intended for Georgia will arrive in about 10 days. Discusses matter of paying militia and future musters of militia. Reports that there are about 600 militia in service. Seagrove reports that there have been no Indian depredations, but this assessment is at odds with Governor Telfair's. Both Georgia and...
February 6, 1796 Enclosed Act Regarding Pay of Militia Isaac Shelby Timothy Pickering Kentucky State Legislature passed act regarding pay of militia, as a consequence Shelby enclosed pay rolls for state militia. Details on rations supplied.
February 20, 1800 Submission of Report on Militia James McHenry Theodore Sedgwick Report on petitions submitted to Secretary of War regarding claims of militia services in Georgia.
April 25, 1796 Militia Services in Georgia William Simmons James McHenry Forwards estimates for militia services in Georgia sent by Constant Freeman and discusses some particulars of the estimates