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January 17, 1794 Payroll of the Scouts of Westmoreland County Joseph Howell Charles Campbell Howell encloses the pay roll of the scouts of Westmoreland County, which sums are to be paid to each scout while ensuring that receipts are obtained.
March 7, 1796 Pay of the Scouts of Westmoreland County William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $2,492.82 is due the Scouts of Westmoreland County Pennsylvania for their services on the frontier from March 1 to Dec. 27, 1795, the time of their discharge, payable to Charles Campbell, Brigade Inspector.
January 27, 1794 Pay for Additional Scouts Joseph Howell Charles Campbell Enclosed is the duplicate of an abstract of pay, in the amount of $459.10, due to four additional Scouts employed in Westmoreland County for five months in 1792.
April 9, 1793 Payment of the Scouts Employed in Westmoreland County Joseph Howell Caleb Swan Although Howell has been presented with the return for the scouts employed in Westmoreland County by Colonel Campbell, settlement should be made by Swan so it is referred accordingly. The County lieutenant has employed fourteen men of which eight are authorized by the Secretary of War. Swan should investigate the possibility that the remaining six will be paid by General Wayne.
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.
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.
March 25, 1795 Pay of the Scouts of Westmoreland County Joseph Howell Charles Campbell Howell is pleased to deliver to William Ladd the pay of the Scouts employed in Westmoreland County from March 1794 to January 1795.
November 2, 1797 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Lt Col Campbell William Simmons Charles Campbell William Simmons informs Lt Col. Charles Campbell that failure to settle his account with haste will result in placing his name among the delinquents.
March 14, 1791 [No. 19] Regarding a Letter Sent to Pennsyvlania Counties Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Coverpage stating enclosure contains letters to Lieutenants of several Pennsylvania counties.
February 5, 1796 Account of Charles Campbell William Simmons Secretary of War Discusses the account of Charles Campbell, Brigade Inspector of Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania.
January 5, 1792 Letters to be Forwarded Henry Knox Isaac Craig Duplicates of original letters intended for lieutenants of several counties in Pennsylvania and Virgina. If Craig believes the originals will reach the lieuts before an express of the duplicates, he can send the duplicates by regular mail.
January 7, 1792 Defensive Measures Along the Northwestern Territory Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Secretary Knox believes that the defense of the frontiers demands instant attention and asks about defensive measures being taken in Kentucky, Muskinghum and Galliapolis, and Pittsburgh.
March 10, 1791 Authorization for the Lieutenants of Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky to Raise Forces Henry Knox John Brown Authorized and instructed lieutenants of Washington, Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties, Pennsylvania, and Harrison, Randolph, Ohio, Monongahalia, Kenhawa Counties, Virginia, as well as John Brown, Kentucky, on raising militia to defend against the Indians. Advised economy in called up only the necessary number of men.
January 6, 1792 Defense Henry Knox Isaac Craig Knox believed Cornplanters fears were justified, request for militia to defend Fort Franklin. List of ammunition forwarded by the governor. Discussed defense of frontier.
December 29, 1791 Use of Scouts to Provide Security for Local Inhabitants Henry Knox [not available] Extract taken from records of the War Office, signed by John Stagg, War Office Clerk. The Secretary of War informs the Lieutenants of the Pennsylvania Counties of Allegheny, Westmoreland and Washington that a detachment of recruits of regular troops has been marched for Fort Pitt in order to provide security for the inhabitants, presumably from Indians. In addition, Knox gives the authority to...
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...
September 28, 1792 Measures to Protect the Frontier Anthony Wayne Henry Knox In response to a complaint by a militia officer, Wayne explains all the measures he is taking to ensure the safety of the frontier, including the use of frequent and multiple patrols to intercept any marauding Indians.
June 22, 1792 Units Recently Arrived and Precautions to Protect Settlers Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne reports on the various military units that are now with him at Pittsburgh and the precautions he will be taking to protect the neighboring settlers from Indian attacks.
June 18, 1792 Payment receipt received General Edward Hand Henry Knox General Hand acknowledges the receipt of Knox's previous letter, and the money advanced to pay the waggoners.
September 21, 1792 EXTRACT: Letter from Wayne on Protection of Frontier Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Wanye demanded Westmoreland be protected by erecting posts or sending patrols.
February 17, 1792 Pay Voucher Henry Knox Joseph Howell Official printed voucher for pay of Charles Campbell.
June 25, 1791 Pay of Capt. Guthrie's Company of Levies John Guthrie Henry Knox Guthrie informs Knox that he is unable to come to Philadelphia to draw the pay of his company of levies so his book will be sent by post so that the pay can be sent to Mr. Lindley in Greensburgh. .
December 22, 1791 Maria Butler speaks of the death of General Butler to Washington Maria Butler George Washington Letter, discusses death of Butler; discusses pioneeers and frontier life; discusses militia and protection of the frontier.
October 11, 1799 Land Warrant for an Enlisted Soldier, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig seeks Hodgdon's assistance in obtaining a land warrant for an enlisted soldier. Craig also mentions local elections.
January 3, 1792 Reimbursement of the State Legislature Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox Mifflin asks Knox how the Pennsylvania state legislature will be reimbursed by the General Government since the state has appropriated funds for the county militias who were called up to protect the frontiers.