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July 19, 1791 Garrisoning at Fort Washington Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Letter, discusses garrisoning Fort Washington.
July 13, 1786 Update on Troop Movement Henry Knox Colonel Monroe Major North marching with two companies, believed to be at Fort Pitt after traveling from Philadelphia. Colonel Harmar to decide on command.
January 23, 1792 Letter of Introduction Isaac Craig Henry Knox Introduced George McCully, former officer in Pennsylvania line. Describes relationship with Cornplanter and other Northern chiefs, geographical knowledge and experience. Noted his travel from Fort Franklin and Knox's desire for news from the post.
December 8, 1791 Travel Plans Henry Knox Isaac Craig Orders to send troops to Fort Washington immediately upon arrival of Mr. Swan if they have not left already. If woolen overalls have not arrived, Knox approved the companies waiting until the supplies arrive.
September 15, 1797 Captain Bruff's report on financial matters and recruiting at Fort Niagara James Bruff William Simmons Sends his muster and pay rolls. Captain Bruff presumes that this will be his last submission of muster and payrolls for this command. He mentions his account, and paying the Fort's garrison in July, and possibly in August. Discusses state of recruiting at the Fort as dull business and disheartening because of the lack of reenlistments. Of twenty-five eligible reenlistments, only a few will...
September 29, 1791 Fill Out the Companies with Levies Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox expresses his hope that St. Clair is successful in filling the personnel needs of the first and second regiments and that the garrisons will be properly provisioned.
December 17, 1789 Knox writes to Doctor Samuel Johnson Henry Knox Samuel Johnson Letter, advises Johnson re officer at Fort Pitt.
May 10, 1794 General Bookkeeping Henry Knox James O'Hara General accounting, supply information. Knox wants the system of delivering the whiskey to be examined; he thinks there is something defective in the arrangements at Forts Steuben, Washington, and Knox. The revenue officer at Wheeling needs a boat.
January 22, 1792 Officer Was Never Seen Again Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair describes to Knox an incident in which patrols were to be sent from camp before dawn to interdict hostile Indians. The adjutant was sent to the officer in charge of these patrols to ensure that the patrols would be dispatched. The officer told the adjutant that the patrols would go out as soon as he returned to camp but he was never seen again.
May 10, 1794 Receipt and delivery of whiskey Henry Knox Commanding Officer at Wheeling The Secretary of War orders the Quarter Master General to examine into the receipt and delivery of whiskey at Forts Washington, Steuben and Knox.
January 18, 1791 Account of Abner Prior for 1788-1790. John Francis Hamtramck Abner Prior Certification that for his services as Assistant Quartermaster at the garrison at Fort Knox for twenty three months and for the forage of one horse for the same period, Abner Prior is due $368. Neither General Harmar or General Knox will have anything to do with this account although Gen. Harmar referred it to Gen. Knox.
July 24, 1801 Men He Would Like to Keep On from Various Companies Samuel Vance James Wilkinson Discusses a trip home to see his family; troublesome soldiers; some men from various companies he would like to keep on.
August 8, 1792 Report from Fort Hamilton James Wilkinson Henry Knox Wilkinson reports on his monthly returns of the garrisons of Forts Jefferson and Steuben, the 1st Regiment, and the Corps of Kentucky Riflemen, including its strength and reorganization, his supply situation, and plans for furure movement
November 24, 1791 Provisions for Companies Henry Knox Isaac Craig Capt Mitt's and Capt. Cass's companies will not leave to defend Ohio river this season, Knox orders quarters, fuel, supplies, and pay to be allocated while the two companies stay over in Pittsburgh.
October 16, 1799 Return of clothing for the companies at Fort Jay Ebenezer Stevens Samuel Hodgdon Encloses a return of clothing wanted for the companies at Fort Jay, requesting that they be forwarded without delay, except for the coats which Stevens will furnish.
June 17, 1797 Delivery of Cannon Powder James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver cannon powder and stores to Fort Mifflin.
February 10, 1798 Contract price of rations for 1797 and 1798 R. J. Heath William Simmons Contract prices of rations Fort Fayette, Fort Massac, Fort Knox, Michilamackanac, Fort Wayne.
September 29, 1791 Outfitting Lt. Sohier's Recruits John Stagg William Knox Knox is asked to deliver to Lt. John Sohier and his recruits twenty suits of clothing, now in store, and twenty stands of arms and accoutrements complete in return for his receipt.
March 18, 1799 Two Companies of Artillerists in Motion Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton informs McHenry of the actions he has taken in putting two companies of artillerists in motion who are to embark immediately from Fort Jay.
March 24, 1792 Major Craig sends status report from Fort Pitt to the Secretary at War Isaac Craig Henry Knox Major Craig informs Knox of the deployment of scouting parties in response to stolen horses. Craig infers that Indians stole the horses and took them across the Ohio River.
August 11, 1791 Orders to Forward Troops to Defend Frontier Henry Knox Isaac Craig Dates troops will arrive, advised that stores being transported be under guard.
March 25, 1791 Arrangement of Levies. Henry Knox [not available] A chart showing the arrangement of levies into regiments, battalions and companies and the personnel assigned to the regimental staff, the battalion staff, and the officers, non-commissioned officers, privates, and musicians assigned to companies.
May 10, 1794 Whiskey Distribution Henry Knox James O'Hara Secretary Knox would like Quartermaster General James O'Hara to address the issue of the receipt and delivery of whiskey, which some suggest is defective. He wants the quarter masters of Forts Washington, Steuben, and Knox to receive and distribute spirits according to his direction. He also requests that a boat be provided to the Revenue officer at Wheeling, and that the commanding officer of...
March 4, 1792 Pay for the Troops, Etc. Henry Gaither Samuel Hodgdon Nothing of consequence happened on Gaither's march from Fort Washington home. Only his horse was tired and was left in the wilderness which caused some difficulty but he arrived in Elk Ridge on January 6th and found all was well. Gaither inquires as to when and how the troops are to be paid.
January 3, 1792 Calling Up the Militia Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Knox tells Governor Mifflin that, if he deems it necessary, he should call out the Pennsylvania state militia, in numbers not to exceed 228 and for a period not to exceed six months, to protect the frontiers and to be paid and provisioned by the General Government.