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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 26, 1790 Indian Attacks Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox By note received from Louisville, details of Indian attacks of settlements located on Russell Creek, and Danville.
May 16, 1790 Results of Indian Attack Henry Lee Harry Innes Details of account of Indian attack on river above Limestone.
June 13, 1794 Travel of Troops, Seneca Attacks Isaac Craig Henry Knox Unknown arrival date of Capt. Heath's detachment from Winchester. Attacks of Seneca Indians on troops at Fort Franklin prompted request for reinforcements. Enclosed depositions on Indian attacks.
May 17, 1790 Indian Attacks John Logan Harry Innes Synopsis of Indian attack at Ingle's Station.
October 10, 1792 Indian Attacks William Blount Henry Knox Received news on attack upon Buchanan's station, relayed details of attack and Indian movement since that time. Settlers of Cumberland in good spirits while erecting block houses and stockades to protect from Indian attacks.
June 15, 1789 Indian Attacks George Clendinen Beverley Randolph Several Indian attacks listed with locations.
September 26, 1795 Order to Resume Construction of Portmouth, New Hampshire Defenses; Funds Forthcoming Timothy Pickering Joseph Whipple Based on Whipple's estimate of the sum needed to pay laborers to complete the defenses at Portsmouth, New Hampshire ($280), Pickering authorizes the construction to continue, and promises that the funds are forthcoming.
April 16, 1794 Copy of the Report of the Committee on Indian Affairs Received at Knoxville April 16, 1794 Congress of the United States [not available] Copy of the report of the Committee on Indian Affairs received at Knoxville April 16, 1794, forwarded for the information of Mero District. Discusses measures for protection of citizens against Indians, and prevention of unauthorized attacks by whites on the Indian tribes.
May 21, 1785 Indian Attacks Arthur Campbell Patrick Henry Arthur Campbell sends to the Governor of Virgina, Patrick Henry, a letter conveying his fears of Indian attacks along the frontier settlements of Virginia.
September 13, 1798 Fiscal Projections of the War Department for January to June 1799 War Department [not available] Includes various departmental budgets, allotments for Indian gifts, bounties, subsistence for officers, forage, troops' pay, maintenance of defenses, the building of a grist and sawmill, troops' equipment and other military stores. Most or all of these are for the forces of "the old establishment," not the 12 new regiments raised by Congress for the conflict with France [the Quasi-War];...
October 6, 1798 Commens on Progress, Defenses James McHenry James Wilkinson Comments on progress and defenses.
March 6, 1800 Construction of Defenses on Beacon Island James McHenry William Simmons Capt. James Taylor is authorized to construct certain works and defenses on Beacon Island, North Carolina. Simmons should transmit to Taylor the necessary forms and instructions relative to his account for this purpose.
October 26, 1792 Report from Pittsburg: Rumors of Indian Attacks and Request for Supplies Isaac Craig Henry Knox Encloses invoice of stores. Reports of attack of settlement at Kanhawa River by Indians. Requests supplies for artillery.
April 7, 1794 Forwarded Accounts James King David Henley Notification that accounts of militia and regulars were sent to Samuel Jackson. Reiterated request for cash. Indian attacks mentioned.
May 24, 1800 Request for Quick Payment of Major Tousard's Back Pay, for the Good of the Rhode Island Defenses James McHenry John Adams Mentions that Major Tousard is now insisting on the need to finish fortifications in Rhode Island and other points eastward. Notes that Tousard, like many other officers, is owed back pay; also notes that his services in planning and beginning the defenses at Rhode Island were indispensable, and he is equally indispensable for their completion. Requests that Tousard's pay be expedited as quickly...
May 13, 1790 Indian Attacks Harry Innes Henry Knox Murder of several whites and Negros in Jefferson County by Indians related; many instances in numerous accounts that have occurred on the frontier.
August 9, 1791 Indian attacks on Cumberland settlements Henry Knox William Blount Letter regarding Native American attacks on the Cumberland settlements in the frontier south of the Ohio River. Knox requests that Blount insist on immediate punishment. Blount is governor of Southwest Territory.
July 7, 1790 Opinion on Indian Attacks Harry Innes Henry Knox Stated that all warfare has been due to Indian aggression. In an effort to protect and preserve land rights, an expedition of volunteers into Indian territory will commence. Volunteers will not discriminate who they injure or kill.
February 2, 1790 Status of Frontiers Col. Benjamin Wilson George Washington Authors relate "alarming predicament" of the state of Virginia's borders. Protection provided by Arthur St.Clair, defenseless state of frontiers from Indian attacks, and decisions of General Assembly all addressed with fear. Authors seek assistance in protecting citizens.
March 13, 1795 [COPY] Protection of Frontier Arnoldus Vanderhorst Timothy Pickering Proposal of military guard for the protection of the frontier from Indian attacks at the expense of the Federal government. Requested reimbursement for money advanced to commissioners for Indian treaty.
November 7, 1792 Treaty with the Wabash Indians, Etc. Henry Knox George Washington Knox reports on the general treaty with the Wabash Indians at which there were 700 Indians present. He notes that Bradshaw has reported on several Indian attacks resulting in the deaths of whites and savages.
June 4, 1790 Stolen Horses John Caldwell Harry Innes Account of stolen horses and pursuit of Indians by Capt. Wilson.
October 27, 1792 How to Treat Indians Henry Knox Henry Gaither Advised to always be on guard for Indian attacks but to to avoid air of suspicion toward friendly Indians. Always treat them with kindness.
September 7, 1792 Indians Declare War James Carey William Blount Too deadly to travel with news from Little Turkey, therefore Carey entrusted letter to Indian who will carry to Hanging Maw's. Notification that the five lower towns have declared war on U.S., advised Blount to be on guard against attacks.
May 18, 1799 Discussion of Harbor Defenses in Rhode Island James McHenry Lewis Tousard Explains process of designing harbor defenses, based on opinion of engineer appointed to that purpose. Responds to request for activity on Goat Island and other Rhode Island locations. Suggests use of older cadets in service and reference to Mr. Wilson.