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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 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.
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.
July 9, 1788 Supplement to the Land Ordinance of 1785 Congress of the United States [not available] A supplement to an ordinance entitled An Ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing lands in Western territory.
October 6, 1789 Act of Congress Calling for Militia Defense of the Western Territory George Washington Arthur St. Clair Extract of a letter from George Washington to Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the Territory of the United States northwest of Ohio, and Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Northwestern District. The letter describes a September 29, 1789 act of Congress calling forth the militia for the protection of the frontier from hostile Indian incursions. He instructs St. Clair to ascertain the...
September 15, 1800 Receipt for Delivery of Annual Supply of Stationery Samuel Hodgdon James Miller Receipt for delivery of stationary furnished by Secretary of State for North Western or Indianna territory.
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.
November 23, 1799 Enclosed Invoice for Stationery Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Enclosed invoice for stationary sent to Capt. Harrison of the North Western Territory. Requests Craig copy the invoice and send it to Cincinnati.
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...
September 3, 1792 Regarding the Indian War Reverend David McClure Henry Knox McClure reflects on some of the effects of the Indian War, including the effect on emigration to the Western Territory. He worries that the pace of settlement will be faster than the transmission of civilized culture.
August 16, 1794 Requests Information and Supply Lists for 1795 for Western Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the Northwest Territory Tench Coxe John Stagg Requests information about garrisons, detachments, and army in western Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the Northwest Territory, specifically about rations, supplies, and quartermasters for 1795.
October 5, 1789 Call for Militia to Defend the Western Territory Henry Knox [not available] The Secretary of War requests that the Governor of Virginia, [Beverley Randolph], and the President of Pennsylvania [Thomas Mifflin] provide 1000 and 500 militia, respectively, for the defense of the Western Territory against hostile Indian incursions.
April 2, 1791 Excerpts of Treaties Establishing the Western Border with the Creek and Cherokee Indians. Henry Knox [not available] Knox's letter establishes that the western boundary of the United States, where it comes into contact with the territory of the Creek and Cherokee Indians, has been firmly established by several treaties the tribes have signed with Georgia and South Carolina. The letter contains excerpts from several of the various treaties to illustrate where boundary lines were considered to have been drawn in...
July 7, 1788 Papers respectiong disposition of affairs on the Ohio River and Northwest Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox transmits letter from Governor of Western Territory with message from Wyandots, Ottawas, and Chippawas, delivered by Captain Coon; a letter from Superintendent Indian Affairs, Northern District, dated Fort Pitt, 20 June 1788; Extract of letter from Brigadier General Harmar with reports from Lieutenant Armstrong and Lieutenant Spear.
March 26, 1792 Letter to the President of the United States Arthur St. Clair George Washington St Clair thanks Washington for the honor of the appointment as Commander of the Army in the last campaign. He declines any further appointment as a commander due to declining health. St. Clair wants to clear his name regarding the failure of the most recent campaign and then resign his commission as Major General.
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...
October 6, 1789 Protection of the Frontier Inhabitants Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Knox discusses the measures be taken to protect the inhabitants of the western territory from the depredations of Indians.
November 25, 1787 Arthur St. Clair's appointment to government of Western Territory and Josiah Harmar's promotion to brevet Brigadier General Josiah Harmar Arthur St. Clair Harmar congratulates Arthur St. Clair for his appointment to the government of the Western Territory [northwest of the Ohio River]. Reports that Congress has honored Harmar with brevet commission to Brigadier General, and thanks St. Clair for is friendship and influence upon the occasion. Mrs. Harmar sends compliments. Major Duncan left for the Falls.
May 16, 1789 Regarding appropriations for services performed in Northern Indian Department Arthur St. Clair [not available] St. Clair, presumably addressing Congress, details costs and required appropriations for services performed in Northern Indian Department to include; Treaty with Six Nations and Western Indians, costs for conveyances of land; provisions issued to Indians during treaty negotiations; costs for extinguishing Indian titles to lands on Mississippi; measures yet to be taken with Shawanese, Miamies, and...
May 28, 1800 Bounty for Two Companies of Infantry Alexander Hamilton James McHenry The Paymaster General has been directed to send to his deputy with General Pinckney bounty money sufficient to recruit two companies of Infantry. Allowance has been made for the recruits obtained in Kentucky and the western territory.
1788 Estimate for supplies for public schooner building on Ohio River Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate of the amount of the articles wanted to complete the public schooner building on the Ohio river under the direction of the Governor of the Western Territory
April 11, 1789 Parsons discusses land warrants with Knox Samuel H Parsons Henry Knox Letter, discusses land warrants; discusses safe passage of Western Territory Judges.
February 4, 1796 Request for Advanced Salary David Henley Timothy Pickering Request for warrant to be issued to Anthony Foster (of this territory) to receive Henley's pay as agent of War Department.
August 24, 1799 Alarm at the Conduct of the Indians Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig discusses his returns and notes his awareness of the fever in Philadelphia. Colonel Hamtramck is on his way to Pittsburgh and will stay through the winter. He has been informed by Governor St. Clair that the inhabitants of the northwestern territory are much alarmed by the recent conduct of the Indian tribes. Two men were recently killed on their way from Kentucky, perhaps by Indians...