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April 1, 1796 Pay of John James for mustering scouts and militia on Wilderness Trace, Kentucky William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $25 is due John James, Esquire for mustering and qualifying three detachments of militia on the Wilderness Road in Kentucky from Jan. 7, 1795 to Jan. 7, 1796.
May 17, 1794 Pay of Sundry Troops in the Wilderness of Kentucky Joseph Howell Isaac Shelby Funds have been transmitted to Thomas Love, paymaster to the Kentucky Volunteers, for the pay of sundry troops stationed under Gov. Shelby's authority in the Wilderness of his State.
April 7, 1787 On the Road to Wyoming Pennsylvania Timothy Pickering Henry Muhlenberg Pickering has consulted with Colonel Denison on the subject of road to Wyoming. Discusses use of gaps: Water Gap of Lehigh and Wilkesbarre. Mentions Great Swamp
September 24, 1793 Jackson informs Knox that road to Boston has been blocked Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, Jackson advises Knox of road block & quarantine.
October 27, 1795 Pay of John James for mustering scouts and militia on Wilderness Trace, Kentucky William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $90.00 is due John James for his services in mustering the Scouts and Militia at the different posts of the Wilderness Trace in the State of Kentucky during 1793 and 1794.
February 6, 1796 Enclosed Act Regarding Pay of Militia Isaac Shelby Timothy Pickering Kentucky State Legislature passed act regarding pay of militia, as a consequence Shelby enclosed pay rolls for state militia. Details on rations supplied.
March 6, 1793 Autograph Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, advises protecting the road between Kentucky and Virginia.
April 1, 1796 Pay of Detachments on the Wilderness Trace, Kentucky, called into service by Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $4,064.64 is due three detachments of militia stationed on the Wilderness Trace in Kentucky, called into service by Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky.
March 4, 1792 Pay for the Troops, Etc. Henry Gaither Samuel Hodgdon Nothing of consequence happened on Gaither's march from Fort Washington home. Only his horse was tired and was left in the wilderness which caused some difficulty but he arrived in Elk Ridge on January 6th and found all was well. Gaither inquires as to when and how the troops are to be paid.
April 5, 1787 Opening of Road from Nescopeck Creek to the Lehigh Timothy Pickering General Muhlenberg Pickering reports that the Assembly has approved funding for the opening of a road from Nescopeck Creek to the Lehigh. Discusses efforts to devise the best route, surveying and contracting, and road to Wyoming, Pennsylvania. Recommends that Owen be appointed a commissioner to survey the best route, noting that Owen is honest and willing to work for very little compensation.
March 31, 1793 A List of Murders and Depredations Committed by Indians William Blount [not available] A list of murders and depredations committed on the citizens of the United States by Indians during the period March 19th-31st, 1793.
January 8, 1800 Details of Encounters among Cherokee and Creek; Cumberland Road; Federal Court David Henley James McHenry Reports recent encounter with 3 Cherokees who had been to trade with Factors at Tellico. They brought news that the Creeks had killed 2 Cherokees, and these 3 were unwilling to return home by land; requested assistance to return by water. Henley requests information as to how to deal with their valuable stolen horses according to recent treaties and acts. Captain Sparks seeks compensation for...
April 23, 1795 Sum Due Captain Maxwell Biner William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that the sum of $16.22 is due Captain Maxwell Biner for the subsistence of William Smith, a private, 4th Sub Legion, who accompanied him through the wilderness from December 1794 through March 1795.
July 17, 1798 Transportation Problems, Unfriendly Indians in the Northwest Territory Henry Bedinger Samuel Hodgdon While discussing a number of transportation and supply matters, Bedinger expresses his concern that Major Elias Langham has not returned. He hopes that no accident may have befallen him during his passage through the wilderness. Some of the Indians of the Northwest Territory are not as friendly as they have been in the past.
April 3, 1794 Sundry items on the road to Pittsburgh Samuel Hodgdon James O'Hara The Commissary of Military Stores reports that one ton of sheet iron, 175 common tents, and one can stationary are on the road for Pittsburgh. O'Hara is Quartermaster General.
May 1, 1791 Exercise of Your Highest Exertions Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Knox reminds Hodgdon of his many important responsiblities during the upcoming campaign and stresses that Hodgdon's future reputation depends on his performance as Quartermaster to an army of great activity in a wilderness.
February 17, 1797 Labor for Road Repairs Isaac Craig James McHenry Authorized a tomb stone for Red Pole's grave. All letters addressed to A. Wayne to be transmitted to McHenry. Road to Le Boeuf and Presque Isle requires a lot of labor for repairs and Craig uncertain if garrisons at both posts can provide enough labor. Asked for approval from Pennsylvania legislature during current session for assistance with labor shortage.
November 18, 1799 Expenses Related to the Removal to Trenton James McHenry William Simmons Accounts related to extra expenses for the removal to Trenton should conform to the following principles: married men can charge for house rent, transportation of furniture, carriage hire for their familes and expenses on the road; single men can charge for the difference between board in Trenton and in Philadelphia and for stage-hire and expenses on the road.
September 26, 1797 Goods to and from Savannah and Augusta Samuel Lewis Edward Price The Secretary of War has declared that until a permanent arrangement can be made for the transportation of goods to and from Augusta and Savannah, Price can employ the persons he mentioned in his recent letter.
April 20, 1797 Quartermaster Department Arrangements for Transportation of Supplies John Wilkins, Jr. James Wilkinson Deals with Quartermaster Department affairs, including arrangements for freight transport by water and by wagon road, to serve various frontier posts.
August 12, 1794 Pay of the Army and Contingencies of the War Dept. Joseph Howell Alexander Hamilton The Secretary of War has requested $5000 for the Pay of the Army, for rations supplied to posts in the Wilderness, and for the contingencies of the War Department.
April 28, 1791 Poor Condition of Fort and its Structures Isaac Craig Henry Knox Repairs and improvements to magazine complete, Gen. St. Clair believed it more appropriate to erect new store houses than repair the dilapidated structures. St. Clair ordered road built then left for Kentucky.
October 31, 1799 Sending Money for the 8th and 9th Regiments Caleb Swan Alexander Hamilton "The express was on the point of departure with money for the 8th & 9th Regiments when Major Bradley arrived here and informed me that Mr. Bent, Paymaster to Colonel Parker's regiment, was on the way to this place and would be here on Saturday evening which enduced me to suspend sending him as he would probably have missed the paymaster on the road and therefore in some measure defeated the...
October 4, 1797 Offer for Assistant to Builders Working on Frigate Joshua Humphreys James McHenry Expressed sympathy for Col. Claghorne and the mortifying situation of the frigate's misfortune in Boston. Offered assistance to builders of frigate. Noted that any mail for Humphreys should be delivered to Buck Tavern on Turnpike Road, proprietor named Mr. Miller.
June 29, 1798 Transportation of Provisions Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Various items to be forwarded shortly. Supplies for troops on the road, but since no returns were sent to War Office, Hodgdon could only guess at quantities and items required. Cask of whiskey and Stirling Madison wine for Col. Sergeant included in shipment, requested Craig forward drink.