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February 15, 1797 Enclosing a memorandum on British block house James McHenry Robert Liston Encloses a memorandum on the construction of a British block house in American territory.
January 15, 1792 Sketch of Block House Isaac Craig Henry Knox Enclosed sketch of newly completed block house and other buildings with full description of size, location, and plan for additional buildings.
February 15, 1797 Memorandum on the construction of a British block house James McHenry [not available] Memorandum on the construction of a British block house in American territory.
February 15, 1797 [Memorndum] British Block House James McHenry [not available] British block house between Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair.
November 4, 1796 Addressed to Tellico Block House James McHenry James Byers "Tellico Block House in the care of David Henley."
May 14, 1794 Building Blocks Houses and Maintaining Militia Henry Knox George Mathews Building of block houses by garrisons along border to commence for protection of U.S. lands. Requests documentation of muster and pay.
February 15, 1797 Enclosed Memo James McHenry Robert Liston Letter, encloses memo re British block house.
April 9, 1792 New Block House John Tillinghast Joseph Howell Hast informs Howell that he found it necessary, both for the necessary accomodation of his men and the strength of the works which were in a weak state, to erect a block house which he has done and for which he encloses the bills of expense. The house is the best and strongest which has been built on the grounds and when the public no longer needs it, will command a price more than the cost.
August 26, 1796 Extract of Letter on Subject of Location for Block House and Barracks Isaac Craig James McHenry Craig strongly recommends lots No. 37 and 38 in the town of Waterford for the barracks and block house. The lots are to be sold at auction, and cannot be reserved. Craig therefore bought them in his own name, and expects the fee to be waived once application is made to the Governor or Legislature of Pennsylvania.
January 10, 1789 Knox authorizes military action Henry Knox Mason Wheaton Letter, directs authority to occupy block house farms.
January 13, 1792 Update on Delivery Henry Knox Isaac Craig Expressed confidence in Craig's expediency in building the block house. Enclosed receipt of cannon shot recently delivered for Craig.
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.
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.
March 31, 1796 Sum Due Johannis Lieser William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $34.15 is due Johannis Lieser for the rent of a lot of ground at Fort Plain where a block house was built for the deposit of public military stores from Mar. 4, 1795 to Jan. 1, 1796.
January 27, 1792 Orders to Supply Block House Henry Knox Isaac Craig Discussed works being built at Fort Pitt; mentions delays in sending Cass's troops.
April 24, 1795 Accounts and Expenses Isaac Craig Joseph Howell Enclosed records of expenditures. Major Howe appointed Mr. Barnes, merchant, as his personal lawyer to secure final settlement of accounts.
January 12, 1792 Supplies and Update from Fort Franklin Isaac Craig Henry Knox Request to Turnbull and Marnie to cast six pound shot for United States. Due to severe winter weather, procuring materials for block house has been difficult and Craig cannot give an accurate estimate of costs. Levies have deserted for want of proper winter clothing. Military updates from Fort Franklin.
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.
January 5, 1792 Updates on Building Block House Isaac Craig Henry Knox Explained problems that have postponed building block house.
April 4, 1794 Indian Attack William Rickard David Henley Report of 25 Indians attacking Block House at mouth of Town Creek. Recounts defense of building against Indians and number of dead. Muster rolls enclosed.
July 1, 1796 Transportation of Supplies Isaac Craig James McHenry Enclosed receipt of S. Lewis for troops stationed at upper posts of the Ohio river. Mentioned that A. Wayne expected the arrival of the Indian goods which were not at "this post". Wayne ordered a store house and block house be built at Fort Le Boeuf. Vouchers mailed under cover addressed to Hodgdon.
October 25, 1794 Dialogue between U.S. Agent and Cherokee Chief James Davidson John McKee A talk delivered at Tellico block house by James Davidson, a distinguished chief of the Valley and Overhill Towns of the Cherokees, to John McKee, agent to the Cherokees and resident at that post. Davidson states that he consistently urges the Cherokee not to attack or steal from whites. Also states that the Creeks are determined to strike the United States, and that he will assist in taking down...
March 13, 1794 Estimate of the Pay & Forage of the Troops Joseph Howell Isaac Craig Estimate of the pay & forage of the Troops at Fort Fayette & Big Beaver Block House.
September 8, 1793 Extract of letter from General Twiggs describing Indian robberies, damage, theft at Green County Georgia General John Twiggs [not available] Indians came to Mr Caibb's in Green County and stole property; to Mr Hill's and plundered and stole horses. Colonel Melton pursued, but waters too high. Inhabitants below Carr's Bluff near Colonel Pugh's don't think themselves safe without a block house and guard. From the files of executive W. Urquhart SED.