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July 21, 1792 Request for pay for men despite records lost during St Clair defeat Lieutenant Colonel Henry Carberry Joseph Howell Carbery asks that his men be paid, despite records lost during the St Clair defeat on 4 November 1791. States that Major Henry Gaither can provide any information required.
December 23, 1791 Words of encouragement in aftermath of St. Clair's defeat Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox consoles St. Clair on his defeat by the Indians, telling the general that his reputation will not be damaged by being overwhelmed by a superior force.
December 22, 1792 Drafts of money Henry Knox James O'Hara Secretary Knox transmits letter from John Belli. The defeat of Arthur St. Clair defeat has inclined him to make large drafts of money. Notes that this is irregular and the drafts should have been upon O'Hara. O'Hara is Quartermaster General.
December 14, 1792 Supply matters and St. Clair defeat James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon Discussion of supply matters. Mentions Brotherington. Mentions St. Clair defeat.
December 21, 1791 Clothing, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig has forwarded care of Captain Cushing several articles, including clothing. Mentions a defeat, general panic, and the Northern Indians. No news yet received from Congress.
January 8, 1794 Provisions Used and Required; Reclaiming Site of St. Clair's Defeat; Skirmishes with Indians Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne will forward returns of stores used, and transmit supply needs for coming months; encloses list of men whose enlistments will expire before June, and lists new promotions. Notes conclusion of court-martial of Ensign Morgan. Encloses correspondence with contractors. Reports seizing and fortifying the site of St. Clair's defeat in 1791. Notes a small skirmish between U.S. scouts and...
September 22, 1792 Disappointment Over Lack of Remittances Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Expresses disappointment over lack of remittances. Has borrowed money from friends. Reports that pack horseman named Gettimy is asking for pay.
March 19, 1794 Stoppage of the Pay of deceased Major General Richard Butler Joseph Howell Maria Butler General Richard Butler's widow - Maria Butler - is asked to transmit the deceased General's vouchers to the War Department so that the stoppages can be lifted and the General's pay transmitted promptly to her. Butler was killed during Arthur St. Clair's defeat in November 1793.
January 6, 1792 Knox speaks of issues related to the defeat at Wabash with Sargent Henry Knox Winthrop Sargent Letter, alludes to St. Clair's campaign defeat; discusses protection of settlements on the frontiers.
December 12, 1800 Use of Guns, Payment of Bills, "Last Regulation" Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Guns being transported to Pittsburgh are not mounted, officer in Pittsburgh will direct the distribution of the guns and the use of carriages. Mentioned Turners unpaid bills. Wants to know the intentions of the Quartermaster General, mentioned the defeat of the "last regulation."
January 11, 1793 Money Charged to General James Wilkinson's Account Caleb Swan Joseph Howell Swan explains the $553 that have been charged to General Wilkinson's account. $500 was to go to Major Adair's militia who were to be discharged following their defeat with St. Clair.
January 19, 1792 Peace With the Indians, Etc. John Bradshaw Samuel Hodgdon Since the failure of Mr. Steel's motion for the reduction of the Army it can be expected that vacancies will soon be filled up. Bradshaw asks Hodgdon to mention his name to General Knox before appointments are made. There have been no accounts at Pittsburgh of Indian movements since Adair's defeat. Those acquainted with Indian affairs say that there can be no peace with them on terms other than...
January 5, 1791 Protecting Virginia's Frontier Henry Knox George Washington Given the Indian threat to the frontier counties of Virginia, Knox recommends that experienced hunters and woodsmen be employed by the General Government to supplement the defensive measures provided by the Army.
October 13, 1797 Dutch naval defeat to the British William Vans Murray James McHenry The U.S. Minister to the Netherlands describes the Dutch naval defeat by the British and the repercussions of Adams' letter to the French, which he says has caused "undisguised resentment in the members of government."
1792 Payment for St. Clair's horses killed during the Expedition of November 4, 1792 [not available] Arthur St. Clair General Arthur St. Clair documents the horses killed during the fighting with the Indians of November 4th, 1792. Three horses killed were his private property. Losses amounted to $600. One horse was killed under him. Another was killed as the servant brought him up to mount. Third was killed under one of his aides. A fourth was killed, but it belonged to the public.
October 28, 1791 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox on reaction of Western Confederacy following General St. Clair's defeat and a report on Captain Brant Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox describes his journey through western Massachusetts and New York. Kirkland, responding to a request from Knox, provides intelligence on the Indian reaction to the defeat of General Arthur St. Clair in November 1791, known as Battle of Wabash River. According to a Captain Engersoll who was at Niagara when he heard of St....
April 30, 1798 Writing a history of the United States; Hodgdon and St. Clair defeat James Mease Samuel Hodgdon Mease observes that one of his sources of amusement during his period of solitude has been the arrangement of materials for a history of the United States. It will begin with the establishment of the present government with the end as yet undetermined. Discussion of the Indian Wars in which the government has been so unhappily engaged and which has cost so much blood will include General St....
July 7, 1794 Report of Battle at Fort Recovery; Supposition of British Involvement Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Report of battle at Fort Recovery, on the site of St. Clair's Defeat, with the Indians driven off after 2 days. Reports loss of officers; believes Indians to be low on provisions, but a force of between 1500 and 2000 men. Lists reasons suggesting British militia assisted the Indians in the assault. Notes that the Indians expected to retrieve plunder hidden on the site of St. Clair's defeat,...
January 2, 1792 Sargent discusses the Battle of the Wabash with Knox Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Letter, discusses Indians; discusses defeat of St. Clair's campaign; advises use of Indians in future campaigns.
November 9, 1791 Colonel Darke addresses Washington regarding St.Clair's defeat General William Darke George Washington Letter, describes defeat of St. Clair's campaign; discusses casualties among women; describes casualties.
November 4, 1791 Sketch by Colonel Sargent, Adjutant General, of St. Clair's plan of encampment and subsequent retreat on 4 November 1791 at Battle of Wabash River Winthrop Sargent [not available] Sketch was made by Colonel Winthrop Sargent, Adjutant General under General Arthur St. Clair. It shows the disposition of forces during the defeat of St Clair's Army by Miami and Shawnee Indians. Because both commanding generals Butler and St. Clair were sick on the day of the battle, Sargent was in charge of supervising the encampment. Sargent was later wounded during the battle. Sketch depicts...
March 20, 1798 Certification of payments; account of Captain Donald G. Mitchell William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $740.22 is due Captain Donald G. Mitchell of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers, being the balance of his expenses for himself, Little Turtle, Indian Chief of the Miami Nation, and his Interpreter William Wells traveling from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, and residing there, and from Philadelphia to Detroit and returning to Pittsburgh.
April 22, 1798 Obstacles to Becoming a Commissioner Thomas Butler Samuel Hodgdon Referring to the probability that he might be appointed as one of the commissioners to hold a treaty with the Cherokees, Butler argues that the representatives of his country would oppose such an appointment. This is evdident from the steps they have taken in laying before the President certain communications which they believe would defeat such an intention.
January 27, 1792 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox on urgency of Six Nations delegation to Philadelphia; efforts to derail the delegation's visit; effect of the defeat of General St. Clair's Army Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Kirkland advises Knox that the proposed delegation from Six Nations should go to Philadelphia as soon as possible. Great efforts made vicinity of Niagara to prevent delegation, including Farmer's Brother and Fish Carrier from attending. Some friendly to Americans fear that defeat of General St. Clair's army would kindle such wrath that there would never be peace. Some consider victory over St....
July 21, 1792 Request for pay despite records lost during St. Clair defeat Lieutenant Colonel Henry Carberry Henry Knox Carbery informs Secretary of War Henry Knox that he is sending Ensign Campbell Smith to request pay for Carbery's company of levies. He laments the loss of pay records during the St Clair defeat of 4 November 1791, but asks for justice for his men. Carbery goes on to report that recruiting is dull, but should improve when the harvest is over.