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December 22, 1796 Speech by John Watts, Cherokee Chief, Concerning Peace & Boundaries with U.S. John Watts [not available] Notes that peace has faithfully been observed since a 1795 conference, though whites have killed Indians since then; expresses sorrow that these whites have not been punished. Describes the Indian-land boundary established Governor Blount [of TN], says he will abide only by that line. Asks that the boundary be formally run, by a U.S. surveyor of integrity (not a land speculator), and that...
July 6, 1792 Letter from John Harris, Fort Washington, to Samuel Hodgdon on Indian attacks and expression for support for Hodgdon against slanderous attacks John Harris Samuel Hodgdon Notes that he heard through General Putnam of Hodgdon's safe arrival at Marrietta. Cavalry arrived from Kentucky; General Wilkinson accompanied them to Fort Jefferson. Savages attacked a party. Some Wabash Indians arrived at the post. Major Beatty writes that collective force of savages will be double; he expects bloody autumn. Major Freeman and his party are not all off. Reports of Shawnee...
April 8, 1799 Plan for the Providing and Issuring of Military Supplies Alexander Hamilton [not available] Delineates responsibilities to provide and issue supplies. The Purveyor is responsible to procure supplies and to assign contracts. The Superintendent of Military Stores shall issue all supplies. Each should assign a deputy to each army to procure and issue supplies for that army. Refers to different departments and their responsibilities. Outlines duties for the Inspector General and deputy...
1796 List of the Officers in the U.S. Army; Regulations for Recruitment War Department [not available] A copy of the roster of all U.S. Army officers, divided into categories of general officers, dragoons, artillerists & engineers, 4 regiments of infantry, and unattached surgeons' mates. Followed by a form & regulation sheet concerning rules for the recruiting service -- describing how men may be recruited, specifications for recruits, oath to be sworn, payment, etc.
September 20, 1796 Affairs at Fort Niagara James Bruff William Simmons Report from Fort Niagara on pay and other affairs of the garrison, including the need for improving a road through Indian (Six Nations) lands, an expected dinner with Indian chiefs, state and costs of provisions for the garrison, relations with the nearby British garrison, his need for an allowance for entertainment of British officers, and his need for money to keep buildings in repair. Cited in...
March 22, 1793 Wayne discusses officers with Knox Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter, describes problems concerning promotions and some inept officers.
September 28, 1792 Importance of Gathering Accurate Intelligence Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Along with a discussion of promotions and other personnel matters, Knox reminds Wayne of the crucial importance of acquiring accurate intelligence regarding the strength and movement of the Indian tribes that may oppose the Legion in a possible war. The location of the winter quarters for the troops won't be determined until the President returns in mid-October but preparations for sheltering and...
1790 Present State of the Military and Naval Forces Upon the Island of Cuba James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Detailed accounting of the military and naval forces of Cuba which included an assessment of the dissatisfaction of the people with their form of government. Author argued that if the inhabitants were allowed to purchase slaves in proportion to their ability to pay for them, the island's productivity would increase significantly.
September 14, 1798 Letter from George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States to James McHenry Secretary of War expressing satisfaction with McHenry and President Adams in preparing for war with France, McHenry's lack of substantive letters, poor choices of General Officers and procurement of foreign manufactured arms George Washington James McHenry Writing from Mt Vernon, Washington expresses dissatisfaction with President John Adams and his Secretary of War James McHenry for inadequate preparations for the Quasi-War with France. Washington regrets that the spirit of enthusiasm for war with France, stemming from the treatment of the US commissioners by the French Directory, and the demands made on them as a precondition to negotiations, has...
October 5, 1793 Preparations for Movement of the Legion Beyond Fort Jefferson Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne plans to move the Legion to a point beyond Fort Jefferson as a way of inhibiting enemy action in that area because he is sure that the Indians are planning an imminent attack before scarcity of provisions forces them to withdraw for the winter. He assures Knox that he understands the tenuous position of the government and will not take unnecessary risks.
April 8, 1799 Plan for the Providing and Issuing of Military Supplies Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton describes in some detail his plan for providing and issuing military supplies.
February 13, 1792 Disposition of the Indians in This Quarter Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Reverend Kirkland reports on sundry councils with representatives of the western tribes and assesses the prospects for peace or war on the frontier.
July 14, 1797 Pessimism over Public Affairs William Vans Murray James McHenry Letter, discusses foreign affairs; discusses French military.
1793 Copy of a talk from the Big Warrior of the Cussetahs Big Warrior General John Twiggs Undated, but probably around May 1793. Timothy Barnard delivered a talk from Big Warrior of Cussetahs, and two chiefs of same town. Upper Creeks profess continued friendship. Cowetas, Chehaws, Oswitches, Broken Arrow, vow to continue hostilities and refuse to collect and return stolen property. Big Warriors says he has done all he can, and now believes the white man must subdue them; provides...
March 21, 1799 Answering the Charges Against Me John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton In exhaustive detail, Major Rivardi answers the charges against him by Captain Bruff and laments the hardships and ill health he and his family have endured in the service of the United States.
February 2, 1783 Difficulty of Providing for the Southern Army Nathaniel Greene Benjamin Lincoln Reports that Lieutenant Colonel Carrington has closed a contract with Mr. Banks for the subsistence of Greene's army. Greene reports the difficulty of finding merchants willing to contract with the army. Greene states that he will be able to adequately cloth his troops but at high cost. Most of the goods are in the hands of British merchants who were allowed by the government to ramain in the...
June 2, 1789 Grievances from the Five Nations to Congress Chiefs and Warriors of the Five Nations George Washington The Five Nations address grievances pertaining to land sales to Congress.
May 1794 Report to the Secretary of the Treasury [relative to practices and abuses in Tennessee]. Joseph Howell [not available] Report to the Secretary of the Treasury relative to practices and abuses in the Territory of Tennessee.
December 16, 1790 Reports on Harmar's Expedition against the Hostile Western Tribes Henry Knox George Washington Knox's letter to the President includes the General Orders from General Harmer's expedition against the hostile western Indians.
June 15, 1788 Describes Activity Surrounding Fort Harmar, French Creek, Preparations for Indian Treaty Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Describes journey to French Creek and Captain Heart's work on his garrison and with the Seneca and Munsee. Describes geography. Discusses efforts to prepare for treaty. Refers to provisions and supplies and transportation by public expense. Reports numbers of boats and emigrants to pass through. Discusses land reserved by Congress and the lower land. Mentions dismantling of Fort McIntosh....
July 13, 1787 An Ordinance for the Government of the Teritory of the United States, North-West of the River Ohio Congress of the United States [not available] Land rights of decedents of property owners in the territory north-west of the Ohio River. Outlines duties of governor, commissioner, election of assembly, civil and religious liberty.
April 25, 1783 Payment of Soldiers General William Irvine [not available] Extract of orders, noting that privates in the infantry of the Continental service receive on account of their pay one half dollar specie per week and the non-commissioned officers and privates of these corps in the same proportion. Mr. Rose will pay the troops of the garrison until a properly authorized person is appointed. Irvine requests that a commissioned officer from each company attend the...
January 14, 1794 Release of Prisoners Anthony Wayne Indians Northwest of Ohio River Speech of Captain Big Tree: His Nephews were too proud last summer but came to their senses and lowered the asking price regarding the release of prisoners.
September 26, 1794 Musket Cartridges Samuel Hodgdon Private Morrel Hodgdon asks Pvt. Morrel to receive the boxes brought by the bearer for musket cartridges.
June 26, 1786 Request for account settlement Private William Farrow John Pierce Request for settlement of their pay accounts as privates in the military.