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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 15, 1799 Report from General Wilkinson James Wilkinson Alexander Hamilton Letter, informs re motives to occupy post; discusses foreign encroachment on national boundary; discusses foreign affairs; mentions robbery in territory; alludes to Indian hostility & aggression; mentions White encroachment; describes frontier and pioneer life; mentions Baton Rouge. Likely, though not confirmed recipient is Hamilton.
December 5, 1792 European affairs of state P. Brett Henry Knox London correspondent describes French victories in Europe. Also describes the government response to Republican movements in London. Mentions reform in House of Commons.
May 1795 General Return of Quartermaster's Stores George Fleming Samuel Hodgdon Return of all the Public Property belonging to the Quarter Master's Department at West Point taken for May 1795.
June 10, 1794 Kentucky Volunteers Issues; Complications Caused by British Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Discusses calling for and paying the Kentucky mounted volunteers, complicated by the fact that they will not accept banknotes. Mentions preliminary prods at outlying Indian settlements, and that they appear to be assembling for an offensive while under the protection of a British post. Laments the complications the British have precipitated in the campaign against the Indians, but believes the...
August 17, 1792 Indian engagement, training, and Putnam's strategy Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne discusses the loss of two officers in an engagement with the Indians as well as the probable failure of peace overtures. He talks of a mock-attack in which Americans pretended to be Indians and which provided an effective training exercise for his green troops. He disagrees with Gen. Putnam's strategy because it depends upon on veteran troops rather than the inexperienced ones that are on...
November 23, 1790 Expedition to Omee River Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Letter, describes expedition to Omee River; describes lay of land along river; discusses frontier abbreviations for Indian names.
December 16, 1793 Henry Knox to President of United States George Washington: recommendations on locations of arsenals and magazines, development of a national arms industry, and return of ordnance, arms and military stores in possession of United States Henry Knox George Washington Included in this return are some recommendations regarding strategic location of magazines and arsenals across the United States and the importance of developing an arms industry in the United States. The state of returns he owes to the casual circumstances of the War for Independence. Principal locations: New London Virginia, Philadelphia, West Point on Hudson River and Springfield on...
September 17, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove to Georgia Governor Telfair regarding Georgia inhabitant resistance toward his efforts to meet with Creek leadership James Seagrove Henry Knox From Ft Fidius on the Oconee River, Seagrove describes the Georgia inhabitants as being violently against peace with the Creek Nation. Notes that parties of militia are kept out to intercept Seagrove if he attempts to enter the Creek Nation. Describes a scene at Long Bluff whereby some Indians were attacked by Captain Stokes of the militia, an affair which has kept the Indians from coming forward...
April 25, 1783 Payment of Soldiers General William Irvine [not available] Extract of orders, noting that privates in the infantry of the Continental service receive on account of their pay one half dollar specie per week and the non-commissioned officers and privates of these corps in the same proportion. Mr. Rose will pay the troops of the garrison until a properly authorized person is appointed. Irvine requests that a commissioned officer from each company attend the...
January 14, 1794 Release of Prisoners Anthony Wayne Indians Northwest of Ohio River Speech of Captain Big Tree: His Nephews were too proud last summer but came to their senses and lowered the asking price regarding the release of prisoners.
March 13, 1791 State of the Creek Nation James Casey Henry Knox Comprehensive treatment of every aspect of the culture and lives of the Creek Nation of Indians in 1790-1791. Includes transcript of a journal. 132 page document.