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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 21, 1793 2,000 Head of Cattle Taken Mr. Cooke Judge Houston "The settlers on this side of the river are not rich; notwithstanding the number of cattle taken already, as far as we can ascertain, is nearly two thousand head."
June 28, 1799 Inquires about Repair of Buildings on Cattle Island Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Encloses extracts from Stephen Higginson about repairing buildings on Cattle Island.
June 7, 1787 Claim for cattle taken in 1777 Joseph Howell Caleb Swan Mentions Mr. Greenfield, who wrote about the claim of Joseph Bradfield for two cattle taken in 1777.
July 11, 1787 Compensation for seizure of cattle Joseph Howell Jesse Greenfield Encloses papers of Mr. Bradfield's with report of one of the clerk's settlements rejecting his claim. Rejection based on lack of certificate from commissary who received cattle. Suggests that cattle owners may already have been paid. No payment unless Mr. Bradfield can produce proof required by clerks. Howell says he cannot help as the Resolution of Congress dictates the mode of settlements.
May 23, 1787 Cattle taken by Army at the Battle of Wite Marsh [White Marsh] Jesse Greenfield Joseph Howell Brings up the matter of two cattle taken from Joseph Bradfield while the Army was at Wite Marsh. Asks if the matter may be settled and how to proceed.
June 11, 1787 Settlement for cattle taken Caleb Swan Joseph Howell Outlines the procedures for Mr. Greenfield to settle the matter of the two cattle which were taken for the use of the public in 1777.
December 9, 1787 Account of People Emigrating to Kentucky Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Lists numbers of people, boats, horses, wagons, cattle, sheep, and hogs passing along the river bound for Kentucky.
May 7, 1799 Debt Owed Colonel Gamble David Henley John Chisolm Has received letters from the War Office and Colonel Gamble and is ready to take up accounts immediately. Stands ready to receive cattle for part of debt owed him.
March 21, 1793 Deposition by eleven inhabitants of Glynn County Inhabitants of Glynn County Georgia W. Urquhart Extract from files of Ex Dept. William Urquhart. Inhabitants' report being robbed and plundered by Creek Indians, including cattle and horses. They say the Creek Indians have been treated kindly. Another extract comes from Mr Cooke to the Honorable Judge Houston dated at Williamsburg 21 March 1793 indicating that amount of cattle stolen around 2000.
March 14, 1791 Certain Destruction Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam describes the perilous conditions he is facing because of the actions of hostile Indians who are killing settlers and cattle.
June 14, 1792 Preventing Thievery of Cattle and Horses James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove informs Knox that he is trying to intervene with the Creeks to prevent thievery of cattle and horses that is the cause of considerable ire among the white settlers. He does not agree with General McGillivray that war is imminent. Seagrove has also been in communication with the Spanish governor of St. Augustine in order to maintain cordial relations with the Spanish.
August 22, 1791 Indians Continually Harassing Us. Etc. Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam report on the situation at Marietta which, despite harassment by Indians and the loss of horses and cattle, is tolerable due to sufficient corn and grain to support the inhabitants.
November 9, 1792 Logistics and Transport Complicated by Low Rivers Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne discusses his many logistical needs including lumber, grain, rations, cattle, etc. There is also the problem of transporting supplies between forts which normally requires an escort of 200 men and the method of transportation is complicated by the low waters of the rivers.
April 29, 1799 Musket Stocks & Horses Unfit for Use, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon When Hodgdon examines the return from the Springfield Armory, he will find a large proportion of musket stocks unfit for use, some of them affected by the fire and others being shakey and warped. Williams asks Hodgdon to forward a number of gunstocks so that the factory can begin to produce seventeen muskets a day. Some of the public horses may be disposed of because they have proven vicious and...
November 17, 1792 Advice on Building Posts During Negotiations, Supply by Land, and Care of Visiting Wabash Chiefs Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox warns that that it would be improper to build new posts during treaty negotiations, but if the peace talks fail, the posts should be built during the winter or in the early spring. He talks again of having cattle carry provisions as a way of saving money. When the Wabash chiefs arrive, every effort must be made to make them comfortable.
June 12, 1789 Commercial Traffic on the Ohio River from 1786 to 1789 Henry Knox George Washington Knox relays a report from Harmar that details the numbers of "boats, souls, horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, and wagons" that passed down the Ohio River from 10 October 1786 to 8 May 1789. Total number of slaves accounted for by this report is 18,761.
October 5, 1789 Return of the depredations committed by the Creek Indians since the commencement of hostilities in the State of Georgia. J. Meriwether [not available] From the office of the Secretary of Council, J. Meriwether lists whites killed: 79; wounded: 29; taken prisoner: 30; Blacks killed: 10; taken prisoner: 110; Horses stolen: 184; Cattle stolen: 984; Hogs destroyed: 387; Houses burned: 89.
February 18, 1793 A warning about the effect of white settler encroachments on Indian land Timothy Barnard [Bernard] Henry Gaither Barnard notes that Major Gaither should be informed of a matter, that if not obstructed, will prove of fatal consequences to the frontiers of Georgia. Inhabitants on the upper frontiers have driven cattle into the fork of the Tullapatachee [Tallahatchee] River, which the Indians look upon as theirs. He reports that the Indians will likely drive the cattle away and kill those that oppose them. Mr...
August 28, 1795 Provisions Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Cash delivered by Charles Anderson for the pay and forage of troops stationed at the upper posts of the Ohio river to be forwarded by mail boat. Craig believed transport by boat was safest option. Pacification of Western Indians. Provisions sent forward at request of Col. Rochefontaine to supply Le Boeuf and Presque Isle for winter. Invoice for provisions enclosed.
July 10, 1793 Warning that Wayne's Preparations Signal to Indians that U.S. is Preparing for War Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department Henry Knox The Commissioners are warning Knox that Wayne's recent movements and provisioning send a strong signal to the Indians at the Niagara peace council that US forces are preparing for war.
July 15, 1792 Report from Fort Washington on Supplies, Indian Attacks, and Court Martial John Harris Samuel Hodgdon Nobody has yet arrived to take charge of the stores. Business goes on as usual. Have furnished wagons for hauling hay from prairie to Fort Hamilton; will be a great augmentation. Little news; Indians have attacked, broke enclosure holding cattle at Fort Jefferson and drove them off. Mentions men taken on General Harmar's expedition and the death of some. Indians kill everyone who comes to them,...
June 9, 1791 Letter from the Secretary of War Henry Knox Butler Alerts Butler that Samuel Hodgdon is on his way to Fort Pitt and should be able to supply the campaign. There should be enough flour for Butler's post, but they will have to rely on live cattle for meat. Major Butler has been appointed to the Eastern Battalion. Colonel Proctor's mission failed, so General Scott's expedition will go forward; Butler is to send copies of Proctor's dispatches to...
August 24, 1800 Indian Affairs South of the Ohio River Unknown Author Unknown Recipient Report, describes the state of affairs under the charge of the principal agent for Indian affairs south of the Ohio River. Mentions progress of civilization plans.
October 13, 1794 Better Wages for Express Riders Matthias Slough Samuel Hodgdon Slough apologizes for the delay in responding to Hodgdon's dispatches. He discusses the pay of express riders, observing that perhaps increased wages would result in a more efficient express service that would eliminate delays.
[not available] Regarding the actions of Rawlings and his men at the siege of Fort Washington Colonel Moses Rawlings Henry Knox Regarding his denied claim for warrant for military bounty land, Rawling recounts the actions of himself, and his officers and men during the siege of Fort Washington during American Revolution. Of the 274 men in his Regiment, 52 officers and soldiers were killed or wounded. Says that Gordon's History of America reports that Rawling's regiment killed or wounded upwards of 600 men. Rawlings was...