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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 23, 1791 Suggests Purchase of Corn for Horses in Winter John Armstrong Samuel Hodgdon Reports that Mr. Ritchie has delivered a few barrels of corn. Suggests they buy more corn from him for horses during the winter months going to and from Jefferson.
March 27, 1798 Request for Issue of Gun Carriage Materiel & Corn-Grinding Machine James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of gun carriage materials and a corn-grinding mill machine for various uses.
November 12, 1791 Complaint about Public Horses Feeding in Private Corn Field Robert Bentham Samuel Hodgdon Complains that the public horses feed in his corn fields every night at a considerable loss to him. Requests assistance.
December 3, 1800 Receipt of Peter Corn [not available] [not available] Receipt for five shillings tenpence paid Peter Corn by Captain C Smith for expenses of Brigadier General Wilkinson's traveling party.
June 16, 1794 Indian Corn Tench Francis Samuel Hodgdon Francis purchased 5000 bushels of Indian corn from John Wall which was supposed to have been shipped on board three vessels. He wants Hodgdon to furnish him with a bill of lading or receipt verifying that the corn was received.
March 14, 1794 Paying Employees & Buying Corn Major John Belli James O'Hara For the purpose of paying artificers and pack horsemen, and buying corn, Belli has drawn on Hodgdon $5000 in favor of O. Ormsbey, which amount will be charged to Belli's account.
May 21, 1792 Delivery of Corn to Kentucky from Fort Washington Major John Belli James O'Hara Discusses navigation and delivery of corn between Fort Washington and Kentucky.
February 2, 1792 Keeping the Horses Well John Smith Samuel Hodgdon Smith announces that he has purchased the blades of five acres which when added to what he has at home will, with corn, keep Hodgdon's horses well. The stable will be satisfactory for the prime horses and Smith would like to be furnished with a horse for his own use. The horses should be sent immediately and the pack horses will be provided for as well. He has nothing to say about prices but...
June 10, 1798 Certification of Payment Multiple Authors [not available] Certified that Robert Wilson paid the authors for corn, meat, and salt for the Indians.
December 26, 1793 Indian Attack on a Wagon Loaded with Corn William Blount Henry Knox Blount reports on an Indian attack, believed to be Creeks, on citizens transporting a wagonload of corn for the subsistence of local families in which two men were killed and a mulatto boy captured.
November 23, 1791 Report of Conditions at the Garrison John Armstrong Samuel Hodgdon Reports missing an important article (tar) and no corn, and they cannot proceed as planned, producing an insecure situation at the garrison. Notes need for a constant guard against the savages, leaving them very fatigued. Requests an assortment of gimblets and kettles and writing paper. Waits boat and corn. Rooms are too dark.
June 30, 1796 Purchase of Corn John Wilkins, Jr. James Henry Received orders to procure a supply of corn at lower ports of Lake Erie, to be transported to the rapids of the Miamis of the Lake. Requests Henry follow these orders with locations and travel route outlined.
June 23, 1796 Extract of letter from Secretary of War to David Henley on claims and compensation for Indian damage James McHenry David Henley William Simmons addresses compensation for damage committed by Indians. He refers to the act to regulate trade and intercourse with Indian tribes and to preserve peace on the frontiers. Discusses claim by General Robertson for a quantity of corn claimed destroyed by Choctaw and Chickasaws at General Robertson's house. Simmons states that a deduction should be taken from annual amount given to...
March 15, 1793 Notes Arrival of List of Promotions, as Well as Cornplanter Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne has received the list of promotions and appointments and has also welcomed the arrival of Corn Planter and other chiefs and warriors. He will endeavor to send them home in good spirits which will require considerable effort and diplomacy.
January 10, 1797 Estimates for Yearly Expenditures for Quarter Masters Department John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry List of yearly expenses food, pay, transportation, stationary.
August 31, 1799 Reports Indian Talks and Affairs David Henley Little Turkey Reports that all is going well with Indian talks. Promises to send a flag for their next feast. Apologizes for trouble of horse given by Colonel Butler, then taken away. Looks forward to seeing him at the next delivery of Indian supplies.
May 18, 1792 Sheet Iron Not Arrived, Causing Delays in Production Isaac Craig Henry Knox Craig believed waggoners stopped over at their homes to plant corn while transporting cannons and sheet iron. Delay in transport has caused delay in production of camp kettles and other goods. Capt. Hughes and troops occupy barracks at new fort.
March 26, 1796 Reports Stock, Tools Joseph Perkin Samuel Hodgdon Reports that they are doing as well as can be expected. Believes to have a full stock within 8 or 9 months, if he can send the locks as requested. They have had peace since Mr. Miles left. Reports prices for Indian corn. Requests an inventory of his tools because they are wearing out quickly and it will be difficult to ascertain their value. Intends to send a new gun design that may benefit the...
August 1, 1793 Speech by Wyandot Chief Chiefs of the Wyandots [not available] Translated by Simon Girtie. Chief stated that previous treaties with a few chiefs were void because they did not involve Corn planter and therefore the United States had not purchased Indian lands.
May 23, 1796 Extract of letter from David Henley to Secretary of War on destruction by Indians and claims for compensation David Henley James McHenry From Knoxville, Henley reports that some Indians during friendly visits to settlements, have destroyed corn. Attibutes this to Choctaws and Chickasaws. He has appointed someone to look into consideration for the damage. Expresses concern that this will invite abuse in claims and bring on more charges against the government.
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.
July 11, 1796 Regarding Additional Transport for Quartermaster Stores & Indian Goods John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry Wilkins has been directed to request additional transport for quartermaster stores and Indian goods, including corn. Mentions raising money in Kentucky.
October 17, 1792 Dispatch about Food for Animals at Various Posts James O'Hara Major John Belli Refers to dispatches about horses and oxen. Reports that the Commander in Chief has ordered 50 bushels oats and corn in addition to previous orders. Lists requests of General Wilkinson and Brigadier General Rudolph. Encloses list of regulations.
January 27, 1797 Transportation of Provisions Isaac Craig James Lang Orders to deliver oakum to E. Kirk for boat building. Requested Lang send a Kentucky boat loaded with oats and corn as soon as ice permits. Requested Lang make an inquiry into the mill stone Craig agreed to purchase from N. Chalfant.
May 7, 1799 Reaction to Indian Talks David Henley Double-head Praises division of Indians as wise in order to keep "bad people in order, and prevent their stealing of Horses." Praises improvement of Indians in growing cotton and corn, spinning and weaving. Desires to live in friendship and unite, white and Indian, to care for all wives and families. Observes the departure of Mr. Dinsmore, praised for his able rapport with the Indians and his fair reports of...