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July 6, 1793 Recruits for Post at Wheeling Henry Knox Lieutenant Col. Clarke Reiterated orders from previous letter (28th ultimo) to proceed with construction of post at Wheeling, updates on number of recruits to staff post en route from Pittsburgh.
June 28, 1793 Acquisition of Materials for Building Post at Wheeling Henry Knox Lieutenant Col. Clarke Knox reconsidered his order to halt building of post at Wheeling. Suggested materials for blockade, stockade, and barracks be obtained from Wheeling Creek or along Ohio River for trivial costs. Additional orders to obtain boats and necessary materials.
June 7, 1793 Orders to Proceed to Wheeling Henry Knox Lieutenant Col. Clarke Orders to proceed to Wheeling to supervise work in erecting blockade, stockade, and store house. Information on orders for General Wayne sent via Craig.
June 22, 1793 Orders to Suspend Building of Post Henry Knox Lieutenant Col. Clarke Issues with water depth at Wheeling, Knox suspended the building of a post until he obtained more information on the subject.
June 25, 1793 Navigation of Ohio River and Construction at Wheeling Isaac Craig Henry Knox Discusses navigation of Ohio River, population of Wheeling, Virginia [now West Virginia]. Mentions great danger on the road to Wheeling due to Indians. Has prepared tools for erecting buildings at Wheeling. Mentions sending stores to Buffaloe Creek. Mentions commissioner's instructions for purchasing Wampum. Says that the land jobbing business is permitted at a very unreasonable time, while...
August 12, 1791 Report from the Frontier Campaign Major General Richard Butler Arthur St. Clair General Roberts reports on the events taking place near Wheeling as he makes preparations for the campaign to defend the frontier.
June 22, 1793 Forwarding Money; Post at Wheeling; Indian Baggage Henry Knox Isaac Craig Reports that $5000 sent as requested. Directs suspension of erection of post at Wheeling because of state of waters. Laments late arrival Indian baggage.
March 25, 1794 Estimate of Pay & Forage Due the Detachments Joseph Howell Isaac Craig Howell lists estimates of pay & forage due the detachments of Fort Fayette & Big Beaver Block House, Fort Franklin & Wheeling.
February 20, 1795 Plan for Efficient Mail Delivery Rufus Putnam Timothy Pickering Enclosed plan contained in this letter "promises the fairest to ensure a regular and efficient carrage of the mail between Wheeling and Preston. . ." detail for mail delivery.
March 25, 1794 Paying the Troops of Various Detachments Joseph Howell Henry Knox No arrangements have been made for paying the detachments at Fort Fayette, Big Beaver block house, Fort Franklin, and Wheeling and provisions need to be made to meet these obligations.
April 19, 1794 Estimate of Subsistence for Officers at Fort Fayette & Big Beaver block house, Fort Franklin & at Wheeling for 1793. Joseph Howell Isaac Craig Estimate of Subsistence for Officers at Fort Fayette & Big Beaver block house, Fort Franklin & at Wheeling for 1793.
May 27, 1791 Request for Arms Henry Knox Isaac Craig Urgently requested transport and delivery of arms, bayonets, powder, and lead to Colonel Lane at Wheeling.
February 28, 1794 Packets and Letters Addressed to Major Craig Michael Jones Henry Knox Jones received packet addressed to Major Isaac Craig enclosing letters for Major General Wayne and sundry officers. Captain Crawford hourly expected to arrive at Wheeling on 21st instant.
August 30, 1793 Letters; Boat Loads; Construction at Wheeling Isaac Craig Henry Knox Has sent forward letters to Headquarters by express for Fort Washington. On board he has sent wagons, their apparatus, and pack saddles. Harness's made for tumbrells. Return of stores received. Boats ready but cannot carry full loads as Ohio River is low. Building at Wheeling going on with all possible expedition.
May 10, 1794 [Copy No. 8] Providing Hands Henry Knox Officer Commanding at Wheeling Orders to provide hands (assistance) to Officer of Revenue.
January 24, 1794 Letters; Major Cass and Captain Cook; Captain Crawford Archibald Read Henry Knox Per instructions from Major Craig, who is at Wheeling, Read acknowledges receipt of letters and enclosures. Major Cass and Captain Cook's detachment set out for Fort Washington. Captain Crawford not yet returned.
May 10, 1794 General Bookkeeping Henry Knox James O'Hara General accounting, supply information. Knox wants the system of delivering the whiskey to be examined; he thinks there is something defective in the arrangements at Forts Steuben, Washington, and Knox. The revenue officer at Wheeling needs a boat.
December 26, 1793 Correspondence for General Wayne and Officers; Ohio River Ice; Buildings at Wheeling Isaac Craig Henry Knox Will forward letters for Commander in Chief General Wayne and officers. At present Ohio River obstructed by ice. Captain Cook not yet arrived; expected soon. Regarding buildings at Wheeling, provides requested dimensions.
May 16, 1794 Delivery of Silver Isaac Craig Henry Knox Lieut. Campbell asked to wait for delivery of silver money, which should arrive in a few days. Cases addressed to Caleb Swan will be forwarded with care.
August 4, 1786 Security for Captain Hutchins' surveyors, conciliation of Delawares and Chippewas, and lawless settlers Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Captain Hutchins requested a body of troops to cover the surveyors. Captain Hamtramck moved from Mingo Bottom to Little Beaver to cover that purpose. Reports on lawless villains at Wheeling who threaten to waylay friendly Indians and impede the surveyors' efforts. Thinks they could use a taste of Federal law. Encloses 20 July, 1786 report from Mr. Philip Liebert.
October 25, 1797 Accounts and Receipts Enclosed Peter Grayson William Simmons Grayson replies to Simmons' request for an account of payments made at Wheeling. He owes the United States $51.80 and has it on hand to pay to whomever Simmons designates.
May 10, 1794 Whiskey Distribution Henry Knox James O'Hara Secretary Knox would like Quartermaster General James O'Hara to address the issue of the receipt and delivery of whiskey, which some suggest is defective. He wants the quarter masters of Forts Washington, Steuben, and Knox to receive and distribute spirits according to his direction. He also requests that a boat be provided to the Revenue officer at Wheeling, and that the commanding officer of...
October 7, 1790 Estimate of cost to transport sundry stores from Philadelphia Quartermaster General's Department [not available] Estimate of the cost to transport sundry stores from Philadelphia to the mouth of Wheeling.
June 7, 1793 Allocation of Money, Dispatches Henry Knox Isaac Craig Estimate for cost of horses by Quartermaster General enclosed. Block house to be build at mouth of Wheeling, requests information on hostile Indians near locations. Dispatches for General Wayne enclosed, orders fast and safe delivery.
June 28, 1793 Block house at Wheeling; Shipments of Clothing; Movements of Troops Henry Knox Isaac Craig Has directed Colonel Clarke to proceed with the erection of block house at Wheeling. Asks that Craig lend support. Captain Pratt marched from Trenton with about 100 men. Captain Pike marched from Carlisle. Clothing and stores are to descend the Ohio. Mentions plan to consult Treasury on Indian Department expenses