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November 11, 1792 Send Mr. Park to the Western Country Mr. Park Samuel Hodgdon If Hodgdon has any business in the western country, Park wishes to be sent because he feels riding would be of service to him. He would not be gone more than three weeks and Major Butler would take care of matters at Carlisle in his absence. The accounts have been sent on because the people at Carlisle are growing weary about their money.
April 3, 1794 Explanation of Supplies and Orders for Western Country James O'Hara Anthony Wayne Explains stores and supplies for Western Territory. Encloses estimates for the War Department. Requests update on events in Indian country. Refers to hospital supply order.
October 16, 1799 Plan to Redistribute Regiments in Western Country and South James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Replies to Hamilton's letter, as per President's instructions. Refers to plan to detail four regiments. Weighs out reduction of fortifications and the redistribution of troops with a reserve force. Outlines duties of army commandant. Seeks information about posts and forces in the Western Country. Works for the least expense. Refers to troops in the South.
May 5, 1786 Intelligence from the Western Frontier Henry Knox General William Irvine Knox thanks Irvine for referring officers to him with recent information from the western frontier and he asks for any additional information that Irvine can gather. He briefly mentions the lack of intelligence concerning British intentions to evacuate the western Army forts.
April 22, 1791 The Western Country Will Swarm, Etc. Joseph Howell Josiah Harmar Howell reports on a number of accounting matters dealing with arrearages, bounties, and the shortage of gold. The recruiting effort seems successful in a number of states and levies are so plentiful that soon the Western Country will swarm with them. He has also purchased ten lottery tickets for Harmar.
April 13, 1791 Arrearages Due Peter Gainer Who Died in the Western Country Joseph Howell Edmund Randolph Peter Gainer, late a soldier in the service of the United States, died in the Western Country. Mary Ripley, administrator of his estate, has applied for the arrearages of pay due him. Conceiving that the administration did not extend to property outside the limits of the City of Philadelphia, enticed Howell to delay payment. He asks for Randolph's opinion as to whether arrearages are due the...
October 3, 1791 Lord Dorchester's Letter Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Hamilton transmits to Knox a copy of a speech of Lord Dorchester in which Dorchester allegedly refuses to provide military support to the Indians but offers to mediate a peace agreement between the Indians and the United States.
December 23, 1796 Militia service William Simmons James McHenry Cover letter with explanation for an abstract of an estimate received from David Henley, agent for the War Department in the South-Western Territory for payments made to militia for service under the U. S. government, including service in "Indian Country."
May 17, 1794 Suggests Exchange of Bank Notes for Specie; Discusses Horses James O'Hara Henry Knox Refers to conversation about exchanging bank notes for specie for accounts in the Western Country. Refers to General Wayne's horses.
September 5, 1797 Removal to the Country Until It Is Subsided Powell Dytscott Samuel Hodgdon Because of the agony and anquish caused by the fever, it is foolish to risk valuable men and therefore indipensably necessary to remove them to the country until it subsides.
November 25, 1796 Shoes & Blankets to be Forwarded to Pittsburgh, Etc. Elias Langham Samuel Hodgdon As ordered by the Secretary of War, the shoes and blankets at Shepherds Town will be transported to Pittsburgh, a journey that will consume 12 - 20 days. Langham requires the necessary monies to pay the expense of the carriage, baling, boxing, etc. Since the business at Shepherd's Town will be diminished by the approaching winter, he wants to travel to the Western Country to finish his business...
August 21, 1799 Principles of the troops will run no risk of being perverted... Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamiton explains why he is strongly opposed to stationing the troops at Carlisle instead of New Jersey. He is particularly concerned about the soldiery being corrupted by the "mass of disaffection" in the Carlisle region.
August 19, 1790 Comments on Western Border Incidents Arthur Campbell Henry Knox Appears to address various situations on the western boundary of the U.S., from Georgia to Detroit.
November 19, 1790 Displeasure with Harmar's Performance George Washington Henry Knox Washington expresses extreme displeasure with Harmar's expedition against the Wabash Indians. He notes that he expected little from the moment he heard Harmar was a drunkard. He expected less when he heard that the people of the Western country had no confidence in him and gave up all hope of success when there were disputes with Harmar about command. The information is from a report only, but...
September 14, 1789 Regarding Constant Hostilities Between Indians who Live on Wabash River and People of Kentucky Arthur St. Clair George Washington Regarding constant hostilities between Indians who live on Wabash River and people of Kentucky: it must be considered by the government of Western Territory. Requests that Washington take matter into consideration and asks for orders based on what is though proper. Kentucky people will likely retaliate and this will undermine the government's treaty efforts. Makes inquiry regarding the calling up...
February 7, 1800 Unlawful Charges by Doctor James McHenry William Simmons The last letter from Simmons instructed Dr. Brown what vouchers were necessary for submitting for reimbursement. Discussed Dr. Brown's request for compensation for services rendered sick Indians in the Western Country and a charge for attending the Indians at the Treaty at Greenville. His charges are above those permitted by law, therefore he needs the approval of the Sec. of War. Elaborated on...
September 19, 1794 Hamilton Volunteers to Fight the Insurrection Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton expresses his wish to join in the effort to combat the insurrection in western Pennsylvania. [Whiskey Rebellion]
July 27, 1792 Procedure for Advances in Western Territory Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Mr. Lanclive left for Philadelphia on previous day on return to Western Territory. Mr. Colesworthy made a mistake in accounting. Describes procedures for future conduct of transactions in the "Western world."
March 1, 1784 Virginia: Cession of Western Land Claims. General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia [not available] Virginia Cession of Western Land Claims in the Ohio Territory based on Act of Congress which recommended to the several states having claims to waste and unappropriated lands in the Western Country a liberal cession to the United States of a portion of respective claims for the common benefit of the Union.
April 19, 1787 Report of the Secretary at War Relative to Intruders on Public Lands. Henry Knox [not available] Knox says that the country is liable to be disappointed in their just expectations of the great national advantages resulting from a wise administration of the western territory, by the evils of usurpation and intrusion, than by any other causes. Says that the usurpation of public lands must be curbed before the numbers become unmanageable. Opinion is that commanding officers on the Ohio River...
November 24, 1794 Expedition Against the Insurgents in the Western Country, Etc. Matthias Slough Samuel Hodgdon Among other matters, Slough assures Hodgdon that he has onlty charged the commons commission for his disbursements so he hopes a more liberal allowance will be provided.
September 6, 1794 Insurrection in Maryland Alexander Hamilton Thomas Sim Lee Secretary Hamilton informs the Governor of Maryland that some riots have apeared in the upper part of Baltimore County, Maryland, connected with the Whiskey Rebellion of western Pennsylvania. Urges that the governor quickly take steps to eradicate the "evil, which radially threatens the order, peace and tranquility of the Country."
April 7, 1790 Indian Attacks on Ohio Sergeant Todd Josiah Harmar Reaffirmed need to dislodge and disband Indians that have taken prisoners and captured property from boats on the Ohio River.
December 21, 1789 Tracy solicits a Customs appointment from Knox John Tracy Henry Knox Letter, asks for Customs appointment; mentions loss of Knox's son.
October 28, 1796 Impeachment of Wayne Believed to be Criminally Motivated Anthony Wayne James McHenry Wayne believed Wilkinson hoped to impeach Wayne so as to further his career and to facilitate the separation of the Western states from the Atlantic states with the help of Canada. Wayne provided enclosed letters documenting corruption and criminal plans.