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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 29, 1794 Indian Reaction to the Suspension at Presque Isle Andrew Ellicot General William Irvine Elicott discusses the Indian response to the President's suspension of the establishment of the town at Presque Isle.
March 3, 1797 Construction at Presque'isle Isaac Craig James McHenry Enclosed return of various stores. Requests instructions on proposed buildings to be constructed at Presque Isle.
September 1, 1797 Letters to be Forwarded Isaac Craig James McHenry Letters directed to Wilkinson received, they will be forwarded to Detroit and Presque'isle respectively.
October 17, 1795 Financial Documents for Presque Isle Isaac Craig William Simmons Enclosed pay and muster roll and voucher of expenditures for troops stationed at Presque Isle. Also enclosed pay advance for Capt. Crawford, authorized by Col. Butler, who needed to support his destitute family.
September 11, 1795 Purchase of Supplies at Presque Isle Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Money received and will be forwarded to Captain Bissell at Presque Isle. Enclosed list of article purchased at Presque Isle along with Col. Reed's list of proposed additional purchases. Cost of pork and flour noted as "extravagantly high".
May 5, 1797 Newspapers and Returns Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Packet of newspapers to be transported by mutual friend, Thomas Butler. Returns for Presque Isle to be transmitted with next post.
July 8, 1796 Payment of Men Isaac Craig William Simmons Discussed method of paying Ensign Thompson. Noted Dr. Balfour only relinquished part of his pay, now requests he be paid with the garrison at Presque Isle.
April 18, 1795 Justifying a Garrison at Presque Isle Thomas Mifflin George Washington Governor Mifflin lists five justifications for establishing a garrison of state troops at Presque Isle while keeping the federal troops at Fort Le Boeuf. He views this as the best means of defending the frontier and maintaining peace with the Indians.
June 20, 1794 Letters Respecting the Town at Presque Isle Alexander James Dallas General William Irvine Dallas encloses the letters that have passed back and forth between Governor Mifflin and the General Government respecting the President's suspension of the establishment of the town at Presque Isle.
January 22, 1796 Financial Updates Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Letters to be forwarded. Notification that Craig will draw against Hodgdon until he obtains necessary quantity of money owed him. Request for Seine twine at Presque Isle to be used in Lake Erie.
July 18, 1794 Suspension of the Establishment at Presque Isle Thomas Mifflin George Washington Govenor Mifflin makes his case against the suspension of the establishment of the town at Presque Isle, arguing that the land for the town is the property of his State and could not justifiably have been ceded to the Indians by the recent treaty.
December 16, 1796 Illness of General Wayne and Weather Conditions Isaac Craig James McHenry General Wayne ill at Presque Isle, his health is of great concern and medicine is being shipped. Capt. Turner prohibited from traveling on the Ohio river due to ice.
April 27, 1795 Manning the Post at Presqu' Isle Thomas Mifflin Timothy Pickering Governor Mifflin responds to Pickering's opposition to the post at Presque Isle by explaining how it could be adequately manned by state militia paid by the General Government.
April 28, 1795 Establishing the Post at Presqu' Isle Thomas Mifflin General William Irvine Governor Mifflin provides his instructions for the establishment of the post at Presque Isle.
October 23, 1795 Supply of Hospital and Expenditures Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Hospital at Presque Isle supplied with articles on hand, fully stocked medicine chest included. Lists other supplies provided in shipment to Presque Isle. Craig enclosed packets of expenditures, Quartermaster General announced retirement.
May 24, 1794 Suspend the Establishment at Presque Isle Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Because of the recent murder of an Indian, the President deems it necessary to temporarily suspend the establishment of the town at Presque Isle so as to prevent an outbreak of hostilities by the Six Nations of Indians.
November 17, 1796 Payment, Expenses, and Transportation of Supplies John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry Instruction received. Notification that Wilkins is now drawing bills per estimate of expenditures for October, November, and December. Lists bills, amounts, and who they were drawn for. Enclosed list of articles traveling from New York to Presque Isle.
September 4, 1795 Receipt of William Simmons for monies for use of recruiting service to Isaac Craig and Captain Russell Bysell Presque Isle Samuel Lewis [not available] Lewis received $1100 for use of recruiting service to be transmitted to Major Isaac Craig at Pittsburg and then to Captain Russell Bissell at Presque Isle.
July 16, 1797 Forwarded Packet from Commander-in-Chief Isaac Craig James McHenry Notification that Craig received a packet from the Commander-in-Chief via Presque Isle addressed to McHenry. Packet forwarded to War Department. Robert McCrea to deliver package.
August 7, 1795 Transportation of Mail John Park Samuel Hodgdon Craig advised that mail to Presque Isle should be sent by land and ordered the immediate purchase of thirty pack horses. Advised purchase was made under the assumption that money from Hodgdon would have arrived by mail. Park uncertain of how to proceed.
January 13, 1797 Muster and Pay Rolls Isaac Craig William Simmons Enclosed muster and pay rolls, noted enclosed of Maj. Toamy. Additional rolls from Fort Franklin, Le Boeuf, and Presque Isle to arrive soon.
May 12, 1800 Major Craig discusses post administration issues with Dr. Wilkinson Isaac Craig Doctor Joseph Wilkinson Major Craig discusses staff receipts and subsistence accounts with Doctor Joseph Wilkinson of Presque Isle.
May 29, 1795 Delivery of Goods and Indian Affairs Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Delivery of wampum and 2 wagon loads of goods too insignificant to make a full boatload to deliver. Craig will wait for the remaining Indian goods to be delivered. Mentioned the scalping of 2 men traveling from Le Boeuf to Presque-Isle.
July 16, 1797 Transportation of Provisions Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Dispatches forwarded from Commander-in-Chief under the care of Robert McCrea. Commander-in-Chief urgently requires clothing and Indians goods to be delivered to Presque Isle. Craig requests copies of the invoices to be sent forward from Philadelphia so Craig can make the necessary arrangements for the forwarding of provisions.
April 21, 1797 Blankets for Chickasaws and Location of Post Isaac Craig James McHenry Mentioned blankets on hand and their possible use in supplements the allotment of goods supplied to the Chickasaws. Noted moth infestation as probable if the blankets were not moved quickly. Noted Gen. Wilkinson's displeasure with the site of the garrison and buildings at Presque Isle and his suggestions to move all to a more healthy location.