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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 23, 1790 Fear of Indian Attack James Barnett Harry Innes Expressed fear of frontier settlers due to Indian attacks.
December 20, 1792 Treaty Signed at Post Vincennes, Etc. Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Despite poor health, General Putnam has been successful in negotiating a treaty at post Vincennes and encloses a journal of the proceedings during the negotiations and his speech to the Indians. He is still awaiting word from the Delawares regarding their intentions.
November 22, 1800 Blankets for the Marine Corps [not available] Samuel Dexter Requests 1102 blankets for the Marine Corps.
March 28, 1793 Punish Them in the Severest Manner William Blount General Robertson Governor Blount provides General Robertson with his orders regarding the military prevention of incursions into peaceful settlements by hostile Cherokees and Creeks.
April 3, 1789 Fales discusses land sales with Knox David Fales Henry Knox Letter, mentions fortifications; discusses Thomaston petition; discusses land sales.
December 29, 1791 Use of Scouts to Provide Security for Local Inhabitants Henry Knox [not available] Extract taken from records of the War Office, signed by John Stagg, War Office Clerk. The Secretary of War informs the Lieutenants of the Pennsylvania Counties of Allegheny, Westmoreland and Washington that a detachment of recruits of regular troops has been marched for Fort Pitt in order to provide security for the inhabitants, presumably from Indians. In addition, Knox gives the authority to...
November 12, 1799 Permanent Fortifications Require the Sanction of the President Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton espouses to McHenry the general principle that permanent fortifications, and the expenses attached, should not be undertaken without the sanction of the Executive. He stesses that he has never violated this principle but exigencies in the field, such as those faced by General Wilkinson, might require that it be temporarily ignored.
August 1, 1793 COPY Assurances Regarding British Vessel Phineas Bond Henry Knox Bond replies to Knox's letter of July 31 on behalf of the British Minister. He assures Knox that he respects the US Government, and that the British vessel being investigated by the US is not augmenting its arsenal, merely repairing what it already had. The guns on the ship are to protect the cargo and the ship, not to engage in warfare, and are required by insurance. Further, the master of the...
November 21, 1789 McGillivray's Mischief, Etc. Arthur Campbell Henry Knox Campbell warns that intelligence from Indian Country shows that [Alexander] McGillivray has sent a deputation of Creek headmen to the Wabash Indians to encourage hostilities against American western settlements. It appears also that the supply of ammunition delivered to the Chickasaw chief in Richmond is in danger of being intercepted. Discussed land claims in Virginia, the Carolinas, and...
September 1, 1797 Approval of Correspondence with Wilkinson John Adams James McHenry John Adams approves James McHenry's correspondence to General Wilkinson.
June 28, 1791 Successful Engagement with the Enemy Charles Scott Henry Knox General Scott reports on a successful engagement with the savages in which his officers and men acted with gallantry and humanity despite insuperable obstacles created by the weather and terrain.
September 18, 1793 Williams informs Knox of fever Jonathan Williams Henry Knox Letter, advises that army clothing is believed to be the vector of a malignant fever which has produced fatalities.
November 9, 1789 Extract of a letter to Major Sargent Henry Knox Winthrop Sargent Letter, advises regarding troops at Marietta; mentions French Revolution.
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.
July 29, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove to Charles Weatherford on death of David Cornell, Spaniards, planned meeting on 10 September James Seagrove Charles Weatherford Seagrove, writing from Savannah to Weatherford, laments the death of David Cornell and refers to the stupidity of McDaniel [presumably McDonald] for letting it happen. Spanish have been a thorn in side. Refers to meeting in September as ordered by President of United States General George Washington. Anticipates danger but believes the meeting will be worthwhile.
September 13, 1793 Yellow Fever; Smoking of the Infected Clothing Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Expresses sorry for the state of his family from Yellow Fever epidemic. The smoking of the clothing, thought to be infected with Yellow Fever, Craig notes is a dreadful piece of business and conceives it to be altogether unnecessary. Neither the China nor sugar have arrived; the wagoner left the load at Harrisburg and returned to Philadelphia.
1793 Letter from Timothy Bernard [Bernard] to Henry Gaither Major Commandant on the state of affairs on the frontier, the prospects for peace, and whether military operations will make distinctions between Creek friend and foe Timothy Barnard [Bernard] Henry Gaither Undated letter, presumably written spring or summer 1793. Barnard discusses the danger of traveling, presumably in the aftermath of the robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys. Matters may have to be settled by an army coming against the offenders. Does not see war as general yet. Hopes that distinctions can be made by army between hostile and peaceful towns. Cussetahs want peace. Mad Dog of...
August 22, 1797 Concerning the spread of fever in Philadelphia James McHenry Benjamin Rush McHenry asks Benjamin Rush, a physician, for his advice on whether or not he should remove the War Office from the city of Philadelphia, which was suffering from the spread of fever.
December 16, 1792 Running Boundary Lines in Cherokee Country William Blount Henry Knox Governor Blount explains the implications of running the boundary lines established by the Treaty of Holston, especially those through the Nine-mile settlement which have been disputed by the Cherokees.
September 22, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent to Governor Telfair on Creek wishes for peace and request that Governor stop Georgia Militia disruptions of peace efforts James Seagrove Governor Edward Telfair Reporting from Fort Fidius on the Oconee, Seagrove says he is receiving expressions of friendship from the Creeks. Peace with the Creeks on terms of equal justice is the policy of the Federal Government and hopefully it is the wish of the people of Georgia. Seagrove says he will leave for the Creek Towns the next day 23 September 1793. Asks that Telfair put a stop to militia interfering with his...
April 13, 1790 Authorization of Militia Use in Washington County, Pennsylvania Henry Knox Multiple Recipients Letter acknowledges receiving a letter from inhabitants of Washington County, Pennsylvania, regarding recent Indian hostilities and authorizes the Lieutenant of Washington County to call up scouts if they feel the threat sufficient.
September 19, 1793 Repacking the clothing; progress of shipments Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Repacking is a dreadful piece of business and based on what has already been opened, it is altogether unnecessary. Neither the China nor the sugar have come to hand but it appears that Carson, the wagoner, left his load at Harrisburg. A part of the sub legion is still on the way. Some wagoner should be punished as an example for others.
May 5, 1792 The Stealing of Horses by Southern Indians William Blount Henry Knox Governor William Blount describes for Knox the many instances of horse stealing in the South and the potential for discord that the stealing of white men's horses by southern Indians has produced.
June 25, 1793 Navigation of Ohio River and Construction at Wheeling Isaac Craig Henry Knox Discusses navigation of Ohio River, population of Wheeling, Virginia [now West Virginia]. Mentions great danger on the road to Wheeling due to Indians. Has prepared tools for erecting buildings at Wheeling. Mentions sending stores to Buffaloe Creek. Mentions commissioner's instructions for purchasing Wampum. Says that the land jobbing business is permitted at a very unreasonable time, while...
March 13, 1792 Sargent relays violent incident in Columbia Winthrop Sargent [not available] Letter, discusses pioneers and frontier life; discusses militia; describes Indian aggression; discusses conduct of officers and court martial.