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October 26, 1792 Circular Henry Knox Absalom Baird Description of how scouts for Washington County will be paid via warrant.
March 29, 1796 Pay of the Scouts of Washington County, Pennsylvania William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $567.50 is due the Scouts of Washington County, Pennsylvania for their services on the frontier of said County from Dec. 1, 1795 to Jan. 28, 1796.
January 2, 1796 Pay of the Scouts of Washington County, Pennsylvania William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $2,948.65 is due the Scouts of Washington County Pennsylvania, being their pay from Jan.-Nov. 1795.
October 10, 1794 Pay of Scouts and Militia of Washington County Joseph Howell John Caldwell Attorney James Smiley has received funds for the pay of the Scouts of Washington County and for three parties of militia commanded by John Hayden, John Davidson, and John Ewing.
December 29, 1791 Protection of Northwest Territory Henry Knox Lieutenant of Washington County, Pennsylvania The Lieutenant of Washington County, Pennsylvania is authorized by Knox to muster men for the protection of the Northwestern Territory.
February 25, 1792 Protection of Washington County Henry Knox Absalom Baird Urgency of dispatching scouts to Washington County. Congress to authorize offensive action by militia.
October 6, 1791 Reimbursement for rangers Henry Knox Lieutenants of the counties of Westmoreland, Fayette, Washington, and Allegany in Pennsylvania, and Ohio in Virginia Secretary Knox reminds the lieutenants of Westmoreland, Fayette, Washington and Alleghany Counties, Pennsylvania, and Ohio County, Virginia, to submit to Congress requests for monetary reimbursement to pay for use of rangers.
April 16, 1795 Payment of the Scouts of Washington County Kentucky William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that the sum of $1529.17 is due the Scouts of Washington County in the State of Kentucky for their pay during the last five months of 1794.
December 29, 1791 Preparation of Fort Henry Knox Isaac Craig Request to forward enclosed letters to lieut. in Allegheny, Washington, and Westmoreland counties in Pennsylvania; and Ohio County in Virginia. Urged construction of block house and accommodations for Capt. Cass and Gen. St. Clair.
July 17, 1790 Circular to the Lieutenants of the Counties to Cease Use of Scouts Henry Knox [not available] Letter from Henry Knox, Secretary of War, to the lieutenants of various counties in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky directing them to replace scouts with small group of rangers. It also includes detailed instructions on how to document the authorization, use, and pay of said rangers.
May 2, 1792 Abstracts of Pay and Rations for Scouts and Rangers Joseph Howell Henry Knox Abstracts of Pay and Rations for Scouts and Rangers employed for the protection of the Frontier counties of the states of Pennsylvania and Virginia. Lists names and counties. Certification that the abstract was examined and compared with returns. All information verified.
July 19, 1790 Current Plans for the Protection of the Frontiers Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Henry Knox, Secretary of War, informs Virginia's governor, Beverley Randolph, of the current plans for protecting the frontiers, including a proposed expedition of continental troops and county militia into the Western Territory to extirpate banditti.
July 29, 1790 Security of the Frontier and Employment of Scouts Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Discusses protection on the frontier against Indian incursions. Suggests that Shawanese and outcast Cherokees may be perpetrators. President Washington has ordered extirpation of banditti. General Harmar to command expedition. Troops to be mounted. Expect that this will result in added security and tranquility. President has directed that Scouts be discontinued. Letter on the same subject is...
February 8, 1794 Pay Due Militia and Scouts of the County of Washington Joseph Howell Ebenezer Sproat Sproat is held accountable for the $6,203.06 pay due to the sundry Militia and Scouts of the County of Washington, northwest of the Ohio and should therefore be governed by the instructions respecting such payments.
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.
October 13, 1791 Request to Forward Letters John Stagg Isaac Craig Duplicates of letters to Lieutenants of Alleghany, Washington, Fayette, Ohio counties and to several personal letters to be forwarded.
February 3, 1797 Pay of the Scouts of Washington County William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $2656.66 is due the Scouts of Washington County N.W.T., being their pay for protecting the frontiers of Marietta, Belle Pre, Waterford, and Gallipolis between September 1, 1795 and March 20, 1796, the date of their discharge.
November 17, 1795 Pay of the Militia and Scouts of Washington County, Territory of the United States William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $3,883.80 is due the Militia and Scouts of Washington County, Territory of the United States, for their protection of Marietta, Bellepre, Waterford, and Gallipolis between October 11, 1794 and September 1, 1795.
April 29, 1793 Six Persons Were Murdered Joseph Dobbs [not available] "That on Tuesday, the 22nd of April, he saw General Clarke at the town of Washington, Wilkes County, who informed him that six persons were murdered by a party of Indians at or near the Skull Shoals of Oconee in Greene County, on Monday last about 10 o'clock in the morning."
August 5, 1794 On the Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton George Washington Secretary Hamilton writes to President Washington on the Whiskey Rebellion. Mentions that the Collector of the Revenue, Robert Wilson, was attacked by the rebels: "stripped of his Cloaths which were afterwards burnt, and after having been himself inhumanly burnt in several places with a heated Iron was tarred and feathered - and about day light dismissed - naked wounded and otherwise in a very...
April 13, 1790 Reiteration of a Call for the Militia to the Northwest Territory Henry Knox Josiah Harmar The Secretary of War, Henry Knox, reiterates to Brigadier General Josiah Harmar previously sent instructions for calling up the militia to defend the frontier against Indian hostilities and states that Harry Innes, Esq, District Judge of Kentucky, is also vested with this power.
January 16, 1792 Employment of Scouts Absalom Baird Henry Knox Two scouts employed for the protection of frontiers of Washington County, more to be engaged. Scouts will have to be deployed in parties of three or more.
March 25, 1791 Men Called Up and Supplied Colonel David Shepherd Henry Knox Notification of soldiers called up and how they were supplied.
April 18, 1795 Payment of the Scouts of the County of Washington territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that the sum of $1006.66 is due to the Scouts responsible for the protection of the County of Washington and territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio from October 1794 through February 1795.
April 15, 1790 Copy of letter forwarded to Lieutenant of Washington County Pennsylvania regarding protection of frontier from Indians Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Transmits a copy of letter forwarded to Lieutenant of Washington County Pennsylvania. Discusses plans for protection of frontier, but the means has not been decided upon by congress.