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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 12, 1788 Military command authority established for governor of western territories by Congress Congress of the United States [not available] Congress resolves to establish military authority of the governor of the western territories. Congress resolves to have state militia and federal troops put at the disposal of the governor of the western territories.
January 25, 1794 Enclosed Muster and Pay Roll Henry Lee Henry Knox Muster and Payroll for scouts in the Western territories.
November 1, 1791 Resolution Pertaining to Arthur St. Clair. Unknown Author [not available] A resolution referring to Arthur St. Clair, the Governor of the Western Territories.
March 3, 1799 Contract Prices for Northwestern Mississippi Territories Unknown Author [not available] Explains the contract prices for Northwestern Mississippi territories; also discusses ration reductions.
May 17, 1794 Delivery of Supplies James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon Howitzers and grape shot to be delivered to General Robertson. He will use supplies at posts he will establish in the western territories.
November 13, 1795 Updates on Pay and Muster Rolls Isaac Craig William Simmons Receipt rolls enclosed, information on pay and muster rolls for troops from northern Ohio territories.
July 1, 1796 Dispute between Wilkinson and Wayne George Washington James McHenry Discussed methods of addressing charges brought against Gen. Wayne by Wilkinson, how to proceed with a formal court process.
February 6, 1792 Memorandum of discharges for 1792 in the Hands of Robert Smith Lieutenant Smith [not available] List of officers and soldiers discharged for services in the Western Territories.
July 26, 1793 Questions Respecting the Expedition Against the Creeks George Washington [not available] The President has eight questions regarding the planned expedition against the Creek Indians, including whether the expedition ought also to be against the Cherokees.
March 3, 1790 Copy of Instructions to the Governor of the Western Territory, or in his absence the Brigadier Gen. Harmar Copied 15th April (dated 3 March 3) 1790 Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Instructions detail protection of frontiers using the militia of Virginia and Pennsylvania. Protection by militia was applied for after the use of scouts and rangers was discontinued.
November 6, 1800 Movement of Troops and Supplies Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Several detachments of troops traveling to Pittsburgh, details on which troops and officers are marching. Supplies and ammunition are being transported to the Northern and North Western territories, enclosed papers will inform Craig that the United States is at peace with the "Great Nation."
January 31, 1799 Report from the Western District James McHenry James Wilkinson General Wilkinson gives his interpretation of the affairs of the Western District during the latter part of 1798.
October 6, 1790 Instructions to the Governor of the Western Territories and to the Commanding officer of the troops on the Ohio and an estimate of the expense of an expedition against the Wabash Indians Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair General orders regarding pursuing peace with Wabash Indians.
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.
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."
July 22, 1796 Land Acquisition and Negotiations Between Georgia Commissioners and Creek Chiefs George Washington James McHenry Treaty between Commissioners from Georgia and Creek Indians did not end favorably. Western territories to be under U.S. possession shortly.
May 23, 1799 Uniform Conduct Toward the Indians Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck Hamilton emphasizes that Indian Affairs are the responsiblity of the Governors of the Northwestern Territories and of the Mississippi Territory. In the interest of uniform conduct toward the Indians, military officials are to coordinate their relations with the tribes according to the policies of said Governors.
August 15, 1799 Management of Indian Relations in Western Territories James McHenry Arthur St. Clair Orders on how to interact with Indians that respect the treaty signed regarding borders and hunting grounds. Protocol of an Indian Agent outlined.
March 21, 1799 Request for Issue of Medicine for Western Army James McHenry John Harris Directs shipment of medicine earmarked for "the Western Army."
February 28, 1797 Supplying the Troops at the Western Posts Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott wants to know the supplies that will be required at each of the western posts so he requires information on the number of men stationed at each post and the number of rations (specifying whether salted or fresh) to be deposited in advance.
July 13, 1787 Congressional resolution regarding government of the northwest territory Charles Thomson [not available] Congressional ordinance establishing governing authority in the northwest territories.
March 25, 1794 Explains Accounts for the Western Territory James O'Hara Henry Knox Response to request to Quartermaster for shipment of supplies to Western Territory.
August 8, 1792 Western Lands Henry Knox Winthrop Sargent Alludes to news from France; mentions appointment of Adjutant and Inspector General; discusses governor of the Western Territory.
August 30, 1799 Writes about Army of Western Frontier James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Writes of the army of the Western frontier.
September 17, 1799 Trade Monopoly in the North Western Territory James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry encloses a copy of a memorial from persons engaged in trade in the North Western Territory regarding a possible trade monopoly in that region by the Commanding General.