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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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.
April 25, 1789 Information Relative to the depredations of the Indians North West of the Ohio John Evans Beverley Randolph Murders of officers and civilians by Indians recounted.
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.
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Arthur St. Clair that authority to call out scouts to protect the frontiers from possible Indian hostilities has been revoked by the government, in favor of the use of rangers.
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.
April 25, 1789 Indian Attacks William McCleary Beverley Randolph Addressed murder of settlers on Dunkard's Creek and the dire circumstances surrounding the continuing hostilities of the Indians.
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...
April 7, 1792 Allowance of Scouts Henry Knox Col. Benjamin Wilson Authorization to employ more scouts, if necessary, to protect frontier of Kentucky and Virginia from Indian attacks.
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.
July 27, 1790 Indian Attacks Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Discussed types of depredations committed by the Shawnee and Cherokee banditti and notified Randolf of presidential authorization for the governor of the Western Territories to capture the offenders. Believed that defense of Western Territories couldn't be complete as long as the offending Indians resided on the land "between the lakes and the Ohio [river]". Details of plans for capture and...
August 23, 1790 Instructions for Mounting Militia Against Wabash Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Militia to be raised in defense of frontier from raids by Wabash Indians. Politics with Great Britain addressed, regarding suspicions of US intentions toward Canadian territory.
July 17, 1790 Termination of Scouts Employment Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Protection of western frontiers by scouts to cease upon receipt of this letter. Rangers to replace the scouts post of protecting against Indian attacks. Details on troops.
July 17, 1790 Circular Letter to the Lieutenants of Counties of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky Henry Knox [not available] Refers to order of the President to authorize power in the case of imminent danger from Indians on the western frontier. That power has now been rescinded. Experience has showed that defensive means do not succeed. Speculates that the Shawaneese and Cherokees are the banditti. Seeks to rotate authority for militia. The President is anxious to protect the frontier and will take any reasonable...