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April 15, 1799 Troop conditions in Portland Amos Stoddard Samuel Hodgdon Writes that he understands that his troops stationed in Portland have been authorized to receive a greater quantity of clothing than what is annually allowed to them by law. Reiterates the absolute necessity for tents - states that "our Blockhouse or Barrack is more like a loathsome prison than a wholesome habitation." Insists that conditions must improve in order to prevent "contagious...
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.
September 10, 1796 Military Support for Frontiers of Tennessee James McHenry Anthony Wayne Infantry to rendezvous at Tellico Blockhouse for protections of frontier. Movement of other companies detailed, Spanish troops to vacate forts per treaty.
November 22, 1792 Account and vouchers of Ensign John Tillinghast Joseph Howell Samuel Hodgdon Howell transmits to Samuel Hodgdon the account and vouchers of Ensign John Tillinghast for sundry expenses, and erecting a public blockhouse.
October 8, 1800 Simmons Notifies McRea of Monies Coming in for the Pay of George Mackenzie William Simmons Griffith James McRee Simmons notifies McRea [McRee] that he will be receiving $1300 to be paid to George Mackenzie for erecting a blockhouse on Fort Johnson, pursuant to a previous contract. Simmons request that he transmit and account for the money and related receipts.
September 11, 1795 Proposed Peace b/w Creek and Chickasaw Nations Timothy Pickering George Washington Southwestern Territory is at peace according to letter from Gov. Blount. Notification that Gen. Robertson will go to Chickasaw Nation and notify them of Creeks intention of peace and request for prisoner exchange. Gov. Blount will meet with the Creeks at the Tellico Blockhouse.
January 9, 1795 Peace with Cherokees, Problems with Creeks William Blount Timothy Pickering Meeting at Tellico Blockhouse with Cherokees regarding prisoner exchange resulting in prospects of peace. Mentioned killing and scalping of several men by Creek Indians. Noted that the "superanuated Chiefs" paid no attention to treaty.
May 31, 1800 Appointment & Instructions for Inspector of Frontiers James McHenry Uriah Tracy Appoints Tracy as an inspector of government installations and property along the various frontiers of the U.S. Gives instructions for this office, including taking observations on relations with the Indians and Indian presents, inspecting forts, etc.
March 23, 1795 Inquiry into the Sale of Land Timothy Pickering David Henley Requested inquiry into the pay of Mr. Donaldson who surveyed land for sale in Indian territory. Appointment of Mr.McKee as Indian Agent discussed, request for personal opinion on the man.
April 27, 1792 Preparations at Marietta Jonathan Haskell Samuel Hodgdon It took seventeen days for Haskell to travel from Fort Washington to Marietta. He has applied to Major Craig for clothing but has not received any. Haskell's troops and those already at Marietta are in a wretched situation with respect to clothing and accoutrements. Ensign Tillinghast has been employed to erect a blockhouse which is not yet finished. Haskell has been at some expense in putting it...
June 30, 1793 Confrontation with Indians at Spanish Creek Captain John F. Randolph James Seagrove Captain Randolph reports from Colerain Station, west of St. Marys Georgia, that Mr McDonald saw some Indians on the path. Randolph responded by sending out men. They fell in with Indians at Spanish Creek. A confrontation ensued and four Indians killed; no whites lost. Got excellent horses as a result. Alexander Young and Mr Wright want to take possession of Bullhead blockhouse; need more men and...
November 16, 1796 Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Tench Francis Wolcott discusses the purchase of goods for use in the Indian Store at Tellico Blockhouse.
February 12, 1800 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Griffith James McRee Simmons provides an account balance to McRee.
July 12, 1794 Discussion of Ongoing Construction of Fortifications at New London Jebez Huntington Samuel Huntington Discusses work on the fortifications of New London, including blockhouses, earthworks, and a magazine. Explains that most of the appropriated funds were spent on blockhouses.
January 3, 1799 Returns from the Post at Pittsburgh Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig soon expects to transmit a return for the period through 1798 but those of the Commissary Department he is particularly anxious to settle. So far he has not been able to obtain the vouchers for issues at Marietta. The provisions at that post are charged to Joseph Buel who was recommended by the commander, Colonel Sproat.
August 15, 1796 Action on the Southwestern Frontier John Sevier James McHenry Governor Sevier discusses action on the southwestern frontier, some of which may require a response by the militia.
January 23, 1795 Expenditures for the Harbor at Portsmouth Joseph Whipple Alexander Hamilton Transmits expenditures for the fortification of the harbor of Portsmouth, NH. Whipple omitted accounts with vouchers since work has not been completed at the time.
November 26, 1795 Instructions to James Byers, Jr. Timothy Pickering James Byers Pickering provides instructions respecting trade with the Indian Nations in Georgia and the Southwestern Territory to Byers, the Factor at Tellico.
November 29, 1792 Move to Winter Quarters, Sightings of Indians, and Expected Arrival of Chiefs Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Legion has moved from Pittsburgh to winter quarters, and huts will soon be erected. Indians sighted nearby; some have stolen horses from Big Beaver blockhouse. Some fired upon, troops dispatched to investigate, though Wayne believes it a false alarm. Arrival of Wabash chiefs and Cornplanter expected soon.
November 10, 1796 Delays in the Delivery of Vouchers James Byers Samuel Hodgdon Invoices of goods, including those from Hodgdon, Colonel Henley, and Colonel Pickering, have not been arriving in a timely manner. Byers attributes these delays to the neglect of one of the Post Officers and recommends that in the future invoices be sent with the goods.
March 19, 1797 Indian Agent Report from Hopewell in Georgia Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins' report on his activities as Indian agent at Hopewell in Georgia and general observations on his travel through Georgia.
1794 General Observations on the Defense of New York Vincent Unknown Recipient Mr. Vincent of New York records his general observations on the defense of that city's harbor, concluding that an enemy landing could not be successful.
December 23, 1791 Protection Henry Knox Isaac Craig Capt. Cushing's troops ordered to remain at Fort Pitt to protect citizens who voiced fears to Governor of Pennsylvania. Reiterates need for immediate construction of picketed block house. Denied travel request.
March 19, 1797 Report on Georgia Expedition Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on an expedition taken through Georgia
July 9, 1795 Spanish at Chickasaw Bluff General James Robertson William Blount Extract of letter from General James Robertson to William Blount, Governor of the Southwest Territory. The Governor reports that the Spanish Government has erected cannons and other works at the Chickasaw Bluff on the east bank of the Mississippi River.