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May 19, 1791 Requests Congressional Law to Raise Militia Henry Knox Winthrop Sargent Refers to need for a Congressional law to outline the raising of a militia. Discusses security of upper settlements along the Ohio. Reports need to compensate Colonel Sproat.
1790 [An estimate of the expenses of scouts and rangers, for the protection of the frontiers lying along the Ohio, the Cumberland settlements, and the settlements upon and between the forks of Holston and French Broad rivers, for the year 1791] Henry Knox [not available] An estimate of the expenses of scouts and rangers, for the protection of the frontiers lying along the Ohio, the Cumberland settlements, and the settlements upon and between the forks of Holston and French Broad rivers, for the year 1791. Five men or Scouts to be averaged for each county, and the number of counties of division being estimated at 22.
August 9, 1791 Indian attacks on Cumberland settlements Henry Knox William Blount Letter regarding Native American attacks on the Cumberland settlements in the frontier south of the Ohio River. Knox requests that Blount insist on immediate punishment. Blount is governor of Southwest Territory.
May 18, 1790 On the forming of settlements by French Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Reports on the forming of settlements on the Ohio River, within lands contracted by Mr. Cutler and Mr. Sargent, Chevalier Bui de Boulogne, Monsieur de Parth, and Monsieur de Thiebaud. Mentioned how the notices of "incursions of the savages on the western frontiers" have frightened them, and they are now seeking protection from the government. Stated protection of frontier settlements is...
April 7, 1791 Danger to the Settlements Near Marietta Henry Knox Rufus Putnam The levies and regular troops being raised will not be available for a month so the protection of the settlements near Marietta must be effected by the militia.
January 20, 1791 Settlements at the Yazoo John Armstrong Henry Knox Lieutenant Armstrong expresses his misgivings regarding the settlements by a number of "adventurers" on the Yazoo territory that seem to be contrary to the President's proclamation requiring the sanction of the government before such settlements could be authorized.
May 26, 1790 Settlements of sundry foreign officers Joseph Howell Henry Knox Informs the Secretary of War that he has examined settlements of sundry foreign officers made by the previous Commissioner of Army Accounts; states that it appears that no settlements have been made with any foreign officers who left the service prior to 1780.
June 7, 1787 Movements of troops, protection for surveyors, disposition of Western Indians Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Harmar reports that he is executing orders of congress and has evacuated Fort Stueben, and transmitted orders to Captain Ferguson to withdraw from Fort Pitt. Has detached Captain Strong and Captain Mercer, with their companies, for the Rapids. Surveyors have requested military escorts. Reason for assembling troops on Rapids of Ohio is to prevent Indians from attacking settlements. Western...
February 17, 1798 Coalition of French, Americans, and Indians William Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Among the many topics discussed using his typically impenetrable handwriting, Sargent mentions a rupture in the settlements along the Mississippi and a probable coalition of French, Americans, and Indians above the Ohio.
July 14, 1794 Regarding purchase of final settlements Elbridge Gerry Samuel Hodgdon Discusses various financial matters and the purchase of final settlements.
December 7, 1793 Strict Neutrality Toward Spain Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Responding to an alleged enterprise against Spanish settlements by General Clarke of Kentucky and by a group of Frenchmen, St. Clair proclaims a posture of strict neturality toward Spain by all those who are part of the military establishment of the United States.
November 6, 1797 Request for Information on Indian Settlements James Wilkinson Col. Edgar Letter, asks for information re indian settlements; asks for information re river navigation.
August 11, 1791 Counties Sufficiently Protected, Orders to Move Troops Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler No additional protection needed for counties against a few Indians, Knox ordered Butler to march for Head Quarters with troops and supplies.
July 7, 1800 Returned Account William Simmons David Ames Settlements not considered conclusive.
May 5, 1791 Materials to be Forwarded, Movement of Troops Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Marching origins of troops across eastern seaboard detailed, all directed to upper Ohio to protect frontier.
May 21, 1785 Indian Attacks Arthur Campbell Patrick Henry Arthur Campbell sends to the Governor of Virgina, Patrick Henry, a letter conveying his fears of Indian attacks along the frontier settlements of Virginia.
December 29, 1791 [Duplicate] Protection of Washington County Henry Knox Absalom Baird Recuits marching for Fort Pitt to support the regular troops in protection of Washington County and all settlements along the Ohio River. Orders to call up men to serve as scouts.
December 20, 1787 Enclosed Returns Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Records of returns from settlements made by the State.
April 22, 1793 A Proclamation Anthony Wayne [not available] Notes the commissioners chosen by the Senate and the President to hold a treaty with the hostile Indians of the lower Sandusky. Proclamation forbids aggressive action against the Indians or their settlements until the treaty has concluded.
May 8, 1786 Business of the Pay Office John Pierce Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Cover letter for copies of account settlements that Wolcott had requested.
September 13, 1789 Message for the Citizens Bordering on Towns and Settlements of Cherokee Nation Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Henry Knox Commissioners forward copy of message intended for the citizens bordering on towns and settlements of Cherokee nation. Note that any infraction of the tranquility will incur the displeasure of the supreme authority of the United States. Attested by David S. Franks Secretary. Copy given to Mr. Ballew.
December 8, 1790 Loan from Holland; admission of Kentucky; Northwest Indians George Washington Congress of the United States President Washington reports that Holland has provided a loan of three million florins. Kentucky is to become a state. Discusses the frequent incursions made on frontier settlements by certain banditti of Indians from the northwest side of the Ohio River. Relates that a military force consisting of regulars and militia, are making up an offensive expedition against the aggressors. The disturbed...
January 22, 1787 Error in settlements John Pierce Peter Manifold Since both Virginia and Pennsylvania have adopted Colonel Moyland's regiment, Pierce warns Captain Manifold that there has been a considerable error in the settlements that must be corrected.
July 29, 1796 Accurate Information about the Northwestern Frontier & the Mississippi River Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Anthony Wayne Wolcott is preparing a report for the House of Representatives on the establishment of districts for the collection of duties upon the Mississippi River and upon the northern boundary of the United States. He requests information about the state of the northwestern frontier. He asks about trading posts, settlements, and waterways along Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, and between the...
January 4, 1788 Letter from the Directors of the Ohio Company Rufus Putnam Henry Knox On behalf of the directors of the Ohio Company, Rufus Putnam applies to the Secretary at War for military protection of frontier settlements.