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February 16, 1788 Rank Dispute between Captains Zeigler and Ferguson; Augmentation of Troops Henry Knox Benjamin Franklin Knox briefly touches on appointments and promotions. He discusses a dispute over relative rank between two Captains and proposes solutions for limiting such disputes. Knox suggests that commissions should be dated on the day that Congress approves them. Rank in the Revolutionary War should not be taken into account when determining current rank order. The Council has the ultimate authority to...
April 3, 1790 Murder and Mischief Robert Rankins Thomas Lewis Report on incidents of murder and theft on the river by assailants in boats.
August 3, 1792 Discussing Progress of Recruits, Allocation of Stores, and Indian Relations Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox talks of the progress of the movement of recruits and the allocations of stores and the procedures for strict accountability of all public property. Uniformity of pay procedures is advocated. Responds to Wayne's inquiry regarding scouts. No effort should be made to keep the hostile Indians at the council nor should the friendly Chickasaws be retained since they will not be needed in the...
April 18, 1785 Remaining List of Officers Charged Joseph Howell John White Notification that the letter enclosed a copy of the remaining list of officers found on the books of the Paymaster General's Office. The previous incomplete list was transmitted by White in care of Lieut. John Gale.
October 20, 1794 [Memorandum of money paid to Kentucky militia for service in 1791] John Edwards [not available] Payment made by John Edwards for Kentucky militia services 1791. List of individual names.
April 19, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Henry Knox Secretary of War, reporting on aftermath of robbery, murder at Traders Hill St Marys James Seagrove Henry Knox As of yet, Seagrove reports that it is unknown how his demands for the custody of murderers at Traders Hill St Marys will be dealt with by the Creek Nation. Seagrove laments that peace appeared to be at hand before the incident. Generally, northern towns rejected the northern Indian tribes [Shawanese]; and only a few of southern towns befriended the northern tribes. United States has good...
1793 Talks from Headmen of Chehaws and Telluina: Militea, Stinnpoe, Stophia Chopes, Chehaw Tustanmocca, Tustanochogn, and Cochorona Tustanmocca to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent on their participation in the murder and robbery at Traders Hill St Marys Headmen Chehaws James Seagrove Undated document, probably generated during late spring 1793. The headmen explain that they thought there was a general war when they came upon the dead Captain Fleming at Robert Seagrove's store, Traders Hill St Marys. Thinking it was war, they killed others, but not involved in the initial killing at the store. Ask Seagrove for a talk via Mr Kinnard's negro boy. They have a great deal of...
February 19, 1784 Exchange of notes and Society of the Cincinnati. Henry Jackson John Pierce Discusses exchange of notes for the pay of the Army and other financial matters. Mentions a dinner of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.
August 28, 1797 Copied from Knoxville Waste Book [not available] [not available] Copy of the entries for August 28, 1797, in the waste book of accounts at Knoxville.
August 3, 1795 Treaty of Greenville Timothy Pickering [not available] Certified copy of official Treaty of Greenville that secures peace between the United States and the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawnees, Shawanoes, Ottawas, Chippewas, Potawatimes, Miamis, Eel River, Weeds, Kickapoos, Piankashaws, and Kaskaskias. Outlines boundaries, trade, agriculture, and civil rights.
1798 Candidates for Army Appointments from Massachusetts Alexander Hamilton [not available] Extensive list of men reviewed for appointments to army officer positions. Prior military service, professions, and character reviewed.
June 3, 1795 Abstract of supplies to the Choctaw Indians by David Henley. David Henley [not available] Accounts for various small price items puchased for the Choctaw Indians.
January 9, 1789 Treaty of Fort Harmar Arthur St. Clair [not available] The articles of a treaty between the United States and the Western Indians negotiated at Fort Harmar in the Ohio Territory.
August 3, 1792 On military administration and policies Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Letter, discusses raising & recruiting army companies; advises re uniforms, arms & accoutrements; discusses regulations to standardize procedures; discusses peace negotiations with Indians.
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...
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.
July 24, 1795 Pay for West Point troops William Simmons William Willson Informs Lt. Wilson that all the troops at West Point will be paid together.
December 3, 1800 Lieutenant Osborn requested advance Samuel Dexter Robert Osborn This letter informs Lieutenant Osborn that his requested advance is denied by the Secretary at War.
December 4, 1800 Contract for rations in Maryland Samuel Dexter Robert R. Richardson Dexter informs Richardson that the contract for supplying the troops in Maryland was offered to another person.
December 31, 1800 Advances on contract Samuel Dexter Robert R. Richardson Dexter declines to make advances on the contract.
June 26, 1800 Acknowledged Receipt of Letter William Simmons Robert Howe Simmons acknowledged receipt of letter from Howe, stated the delay in his response was due to the Office move from Philadelphia to city of Washington. Accounts will be examined as soon as books and papers of Office arrive.
January 16, 1784 Accounting Matters Samuel Hodgdon Robert Morris Discusses accounts, balances, receipts, and quarterly settlements.
January 20, 1784 Pay of "Forage Master" Samuel Hodgdon Robert Morris Pay of forage master to the Commander-in-Chief.
May 5, 1784 Cleaning muskets Samuel Hodgdon Robert Morris Samuel Hodgdon sends an estimate for cleaning muskets to the Superintendant of Finance.