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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 14, 1794 Capture of Post at Grand Glaize Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter, describes Wayne's campaign; discusses defection of Newman, field quartermaster; discusses Indians and Indian warfare; describes Indian lands; discusses stockade fort; discusses forts and fortifications; mentions militia.
March 14, 1796 Treaty with the Creeks Jared Irwin James McHenry Georgia Governor Jared Irwin's report on the depredations on the Georgia frontier by hostile Indians. The Governor urges that innocent settlers be protected by the federal government from the attacks. If not protected, they might be compelled to leave their homes, even though they should be planting crops. He recommends that a treaty be made with the Creek Indians so that some of the lands...
December 26, 1791 Statement relative to the Frontiers Northwest of the Ohio Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Knox outlines in detail the manpower and provisioning needs for the next campaign against the western Indians. He encourages the use of friendly Indians and discourages the extensive use of militias.
June 23, 1786 Circular to the Auditors of the Several States Unknown Author Multiple Recipients Return of monies received by the officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates of the late Corps of Invalids commanded by Capt. Lt. James McLane from and after the time of final settlement with the United States.
May 8, 1792 Report on St. Clair's Expedition House of Representatives Unknown Recipient Report from the House of Representatives on Arthur St. Clair's expedition. Discusses training and discipline of recruits; desertions of militia; retreat of St. Clair's force; Indians and Indian warfare; recruiting service.
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 That power has now been rescinded.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...
October 20, 1792 Estimate of War Department expenses for 1793 Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Estimate of War Department expenses for 1793; describes personnel salaries and location of arsenals.
August 6, 1790 Additional Estimate of Monies Required For The Services Of The Present Year. Joseph Nourse Alexander Hamilton Requested sums include payment of civil and military establishment; judicial department; Government of Territory of United States South of Ohio; Department of War; Frederick William Steuben; Quarter Masters Department; Hospital Department; Light Houses, beacons and buoys; Indian Department; certificates of debt to a list of foreign officers.
April 20, 1793 Extract of Letter [not available] [not available] Letter, directs Wayne to stop White encroachment; discusses treaty with Indians; describes form for unsuccessful treaty.
April 25, 1795 Recruiting and Enlisting Soldiers, Etc. Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Pickering discusses recruiting and reelnisting soldiers and mentions the conduct of Indian agents and Wayne's Campaign.
January 10, 1794 Preparations for Indian Attacks in Kentucky Isaac Shelby Henry Knox Governor Isaac Shelby of Kentucky warns that hostile Indians have been emboldened by their successes against the expeditions sent against them and he has every reason to believe that they will attack again early in the Spring. He discusses his proposals for preparing for these inevitable attacks.
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...
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.
May 22, 1797 [General Orders] James Wilkinson [not available] Directs compliance with regulations designed to make practices uniform through hierarchy of necessity.
April 10, 1790 Instructions to Captain Henry Burbeck Henry Knox Henry Burbeck As Burbeck has equipped a company according to previous orders, Knox now gives him further instructions. He is to proceed to Savannah, Georgia. If the Creek Indians are invading or about to invade, he should offer to assist the state militia to fight the Creek. If, on the other hand, there is no threat of invasion, the company should proceed to the St. Mary's River and erect a fort. The primary...
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...
September 17, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove to Georgia Governor Telfair regarding Georgia inhabitant resistance toward his efforts to meet with Creek leadership James Seagrove Henry Knox From Ft Fidius on the Oconee River, Seagrove describes the Georgia inhabitants as being violently against peace with the Creek Nation. Notes that parties of militia are kept out to intercept Seagrove if he attempts to enter the Creek Nation. Describes a scene at Long Bluff whereby some Indians were attacked by Captain Stokes of the militia, an affair which has kept the Indians from coming forward...
[not available] Memorial on State of Refugee Benjamin Thompson James McHenry Official document describing history of Thompson, a refugee from Canada and originally born in Boston, who supported and promoted the American cause in Canada during the American Revolution. Seeks relief as he is currently destitute.