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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 29, 1790 Measures for the Protection of the Frontier Henry Knox Lieutenant of the County of Mason, Kentucky Knox discusses defensive measures for the protection of the frontier.
November 11, 1784 British troop dispositions Henry Knox James Monroe Henry Knox sends to James Monroe a letter that discusses British troop dispositions near Canada.
November 18, 1794 Murders by Cherokee Indians William Blount Henry Knox Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory insists that in case of a murder committed by a Cherokee, "satisfaction shall instantly be demanded of the town, or towns, in which the murderer, or murderers, live." This action, he believes "will probably prevent a repetition of murders, without bringing on a national war." If it does bring war, "it could be terminated in the course of a few...
January 28, 1791 Macomb recommends Van Slyck to Knox Alexander Macomb Henry Knox Letter, recommends the bearer.
June 18, 1798 Claghorne's Responsibilites and Salary George Claghorn James McHenry Claghorne received the letter of McHenry, the Secretary of War, informing him that his duties as a contractor have ceased for some some time and that his salary had ended on April 1st. Claghorne points out that he was directed to complete a frigate to all specifications, and that he did not feel himself at liberty to make any other agreements until the work was completed. Claghorne wishes for...
July 1, 1796 Salary of Forman Cheeseman, Constructor of the Frigate building at New York William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $500 is due Forman Cheeseman, being his salary as Constructor of the Frigate building at New York from April 1 through June 30, 1796, the date his services ceased.
May 20, 1800 Rules Regarding Double Rations William Simmons Caleb Swan After examination of accounts submitted by Swan, Simmons noted that double rations are only allowed to officers commanding separate posts. In the case of Brig. Gen. Wilkerson, when he ceased to be commander in chief, he lost the privilege of double rations therefore a deduction from the accounts submitted was made. Secretary of War was written for a decision on the subject and his private...
June 30, 1796 Pay & Subsistence of Captain Silas Talbot William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $334.20 is due Navy Captain Silas Talbot, being his pay and subsistence from April 1 through June 30, 1796, the date his service ceased.
July 17, 1790 Termination of Scouts Employment Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Protection of western frontiers by scouts to cease upon receipt of this letter. Rangers to replace the scouts post of protecting against Indian attacks. Details on troops.
August 3, 1799 New York Appropriations Not to Be Used for Fortifications John Jay Alexander Hamilton Letter, advises Hamilton that appropriations by the New York Legislature are not to be used for the construction of fortifications. The legislature has ordered that all further expenditures for defenses be ceased; apparently it has decided to divert those funds to the payment of debt held by the U.S. Treasury.
July 17, 1790 Termination of Scouts for Protection Henry Knox Colonel David Shepherd Notification letter that ended the use of scouts and patrols to protect against Indian attacks. Although the scouts were held in high esteem by the public, they are overall inefficient for protecting an extensive frontier. Militia, or rangers, will be used instead of the scouts. Knox then describes the composition of the militia to be established and regulations relating thereto.
September 22, 1797 Information Regarding Diplomatic Situation Surrounding Enforcement of Treaty of Madrid (U.S.-Spanish Florida Border) James McHenry Isaac Guion James McHenry expresses hope that Isaac Guion has distributed annual presents to the Chickasaws; notes that Spanish officers have obstructed enforcement of the treaty in the U.S.-Spanish Florida border region, but opines that they have been doing so out of fear of a British invasion down the Mississippi. Reiterates that the President and Secretary of War have issued orders to Guion and Wilkinson...
February 25, 1796 Claim of P.H. Perrault William Simmons James McHenry Writes the Secretary of War with the opinion that the claim of P.H. Perrault, temporary engineer at Charleston, is inadmissible.
December 7, 1792 Peace Has Failed, But No Offensives Yet; Accountability of Contractors Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Though it looks as if the peace council has failed, it is still mandatory that no offensive operations against the Indians be undertaken north of the Ohio River. Friendly Indians, such as Wyandots and Delawares, should be welcomed although with a watchful eye. Contractors must be held responsible for defective or stale stores and magazines for their stores should be located near military posts...
July 25, 1792 Certificate of Disability incurred during St. Clair expedition Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Certificate of disability of Isaiah McCarty; alludes to St. Clair's campaign; discusses Invalid pension. He lost the use of his left hand and arm as a soldier of Captain Smith's company of the second regiment of levies on the late expedition against the indians under the command of Major General St. Clair. He is entitled during his disability to an allowance of five dollars per month. He is to...
November 9, 1793 Accounts for Protection of Virginia Frontier Henry Knox Henry Lee Knox was unaware of what accounts to draw money from as Philadelphia was in a state of upheaval due to illness and War Dept. organization was unclear.
May 12, 1786 Report on a Memorial to Congress John Pierce Congress of the United States Report on the memorial to Congress of Mr. John Wheelock reviewing his appointments, duties, and rank in the Continental Army with Pierce's recommendation on the disposition of his claims.
July 17, 1790 Circular Letter to the Lieutenants of Counties of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky Henry Knox [not available] Refers to order of the President to authorize power in the case of imminent danger from Indians on the western frontier. That power has now been rescinded. Experience has showed that defensive means do not succeed. Speculates that the Shawaneese and Cherokees are the banditti. Seeks to rotate authority for militia. The President is anxious to protect the frontier and will take any reasonable...
November 20, 1789 Commisioners' Report on Negotiations with the Creek Nation Benjamin Lincoln Henry Knox The Commissioners--Lincoln, Griffin, and Humphreys--report on their mission to negotiate a treaty with the Creek Nation. Since their mission was unsuccessful, they make recommendations regarding the measures needed to protect frontier settlers. They also suggest that further efforts should be made to improve relations with the Creeks. They have much to say about the Creeks and other southern...
May 20, 1790 Report of the Petition of Henry Emanuel Lutterloh Henry Knox [not available] Reasons for receiving allowances listed in great detail. Lutterloh petitions for a pension and reimbursement of his passage to America. He left the Duke of Brunswick's guards to join in the Revolutionary War, but served during that war in a staff capacity, not as an officer. Knox offers his opinion on the propriety of pension and reimbursement.
March 14, 1791 A Warning Against Retaliation in Georgia Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Knox instructs Georgia's Governor Telfair not to retaliate against the Creek Indians for their recent act of revenge for the murder of a Cusitah Indian. Quotes A. McGillivray's letter regarding travels in Indian territory.
November 24, 1787 Describes Territory, People, Indians Surrounding Kaskaskia Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports a fatiguing march with Ensign McDowell, 30 men, and 2 Indians: Pachan, a Miami chief, and his commande, who hunted and supplied the company with meat. Describes geography. Welcomed by magistrate and inhabitants of Kaskaskia and Baptiste DeCoigne, the Kaskaskian chief, who presented him with a peace pipe. Received visits also from Peoria, Cahokia, Mitchi, and Illinois Indians. Describes...
January 26, 1792 Knox makes public the causes of hostilities with Indians Henry Knox [not available] Document, Causes of hostilities with Indians; describes Indians and Indian warfare; describes Indian aggression; mentions Territorial Governments; describes White encroachment; discusses Indian torture tactics; discusses Harmar's Expedition; mentions Indian delegations; discusses pioneers and frontier life.
August 28, 1794 Report of Battle at Fallen Timbers, and Subsequent Destruction of Indian Property Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Reports victory in battle with Indians and British (Canadian) militia on Aug. 20 [Battle of Fallen Timbers]. Describes battle in detail, including tactics, officers and units recommended for bravery, killed, etc. Notes that Legion remained in area for three days, destroying Indian houses and fields, while the British garrison remained complacent within the fort at Roche de Bout. Reports large...
[not available] Memorial on State of Refugee Benjamin Thompson James McHenry Official document describing history of Thompson, a refugee from Canada and originally born in Boston, who supported and promoted the American cause in Canada during the American Revolution. Seeks relief as he is currently destitute.