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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 6, 1792 Defense Henry Knox Isaac Craig Knox believed Cornplanters fears were justified, request for militia to defend Fort Franklin. List of ammunition forwarded by the governor. Discussed defense of frontier.
September 23, 1795 Pay of the Scouts of Ohio County, in Virginia William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $1,574.18 is due the Scouts of Ohio County in Virginia, called into service by Brigadier General Benjamin Biggs, being their pay from September 25th 1794 to May 21st 1795 for the protections of the frontiers of said County.
February 10, 1794 Defensive Protection of the Frontiers Isaac Shelby Henry Knox Governor Shelby fully expects that the Creek and Chickamauga Indians will attack frontier settlers as soon as winter breaks so he requests authority to take measures for the defensive protection of the frontiers of Kentucky.
December 24, 1791 Reimbursement Henry Knox Henry Lee General government approved of Virginia's calling up of militia to protect frontiers. Virginia will be reimbursed.
November 3, 1792 Defensive Protection of Virginia Henry Knox Henry Lee Letter, discusses temporary defensive protection of Virginia. Measures taken must only be defensive in nature.
October 9, 1792 Defensive Protection Henry Knox Henry Lee Indian towns south of Knoxville have declared war on Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory, who has called up militia to mount defensive action.
May 8, 1794 [Account Current with the State of Virginia for Pay and Subsistance of the Militia Called Into Service in the Yeear 1793 for the Protections of the Western Frontier] Joseph Howell Henry Knox Detailed accounts for costs associated with the militia.
April 8, 1797 Presidential Discretionary Use of Forces against French, Spanish James McHenry John Adams Discussion of quarantine and defensive force requiring compliance with France. Refers to use of artillerists, engineers, dragoons, and frigates at the discretion of the President. Speculates on Spain abandoning ports along the Mississippi. Lists costs of defensive forces.
January 7, 1792 Defensive Measures Along the Northwestern Territory Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Secretary Knox believes that the defense of the frontiers demands instant attention and asks about defensive measures being taken in Kentucky, Muskinghum and Galliapolis, and Pittsburgh.
January 1, 1799 Payments to Messrs. Kennedy and Lynch for Nickajack Expedition David Henley James McHenry Pay Messrs. Kennedy and Lynch $1500 for value received payment of Nickajack Expedition on account of defensive protection estimate.
December 26, 1791 Defensive protection of Western part of Pennsylvania Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Knox explains to Governor Thomas Mifflin the military steps he is taking to protect the Pennsylvania frontier.
May 27, 1790 Proposed Offensive Operation Against Indian Banditti Henry Knox George Washington Knox decides that defensive operations are not effective in preventing Indian depredations on the frontier. He proposes undertaking an offensive expedition against Indian "banditti." He emphasizes not harming "well-disposed Indians" and the effect the offensive action would have on the well-being of frontier settlers.
February 2, 1797 Discussion of Chickosaw Treaties, Surrender of Indian Land Charles Lee James McHenry Refers to Indian land negotiations over lumber and river access. Discussion of subject rights and protections. Mentions treaty with Chickasaws. Refers to Indians surrendering rights to land.
August 24, 1798 Maintaints Defensive Action with France; Interaction of Martin and Peckin James Ash James McHenry Refers to an earlier request for a copy of the American Encyclopedia. Refers to judicious determination to maintain defensive position with regards to France. Fears threat of a civil war which would undo all theory of union of country and government. Writes of interaction between Mr. Martin and Mr. Peckin, a Native American printer, contrasting the two as Christian democracy vs. anarchy. Speaks...
July 29, 1793 Incessant Harassment of the Executive George Washington Heads of the Departments Washington asks the heads of the department to reconsider the expediency of directing the Custom House officers to be attentive to arming and equipping vessels other than for offensive and defensive purposes. Unless this is done, the excecutive will be incessantly harassed with complaints.
October 13, 1793 Payment to John Hopkins on account of expenses incurred by State of Virginia for defensive protection of frontier Henry Lee [not available] Lee requests payment of $10,000 to John Hopkins on account of commissions of federal building, account of commonwealth of Virginia, and expenses for protection of frontier.
January 2, 1799 Payment to James and William Park for Nickajack Expedition David Henley James McHenry David Henley certifies payment of $500 to James and William Park for payment of the Nickajack expedition or the defensive estimate.
October 27, 1792 Advised Defensive Action Against Indians Henry Knox Charles Pinckney Discussed tribes of friendly and hostile Indians with locations of settlements. Notified Pinckney that Congress must authorize war, advised preparations for defensive actions against hostile Indians. President advised ammunition should be provided from public arsenal.
September 10, 1796 Military Support for Frontiers of Tennessee James McHenry Anthony Wayne Infantry to rendezvous at Tellico Blockhouse for protections of frontier. Movement of other companies detailed, Spanish troops to vacate forts per treaty.
May 24, 1797 Propositions for increased defensive measures James McHenry [not available] Memorandum insisting that a defensive force is necessary to prepare against a united French-Spanish threat, particularly in the southern United States, including marines, dragoons, frigates, and sloops of war. McHenry hopes to prevent an invasion and encourage Spain to evacuate posts in U.S. territory and have friendly relations with settlers along the Mississippi. McHenry provides fiscal...
March 28, 1798 Request for expenditures of the War Department, in comformity with enclosed resolution of the House of Representatives dated 28 March 1798 James McHenry William Simmons In comformity with the enclosed resolution of the House of Representatives dated 28 March 1798, Simmons is ordered to arrange the expenditures of the War Department under the following heads: Indian Department, Bounties, Defensive Protection, and Contingent Expenses of the War Department. Under each head include abstracts of the warrants of all money drawn under that head and the sum for each...
December 2, 1791 Calling up the militia Henry Knox Henry Lee Knox informs Governor Henry Lee of Virginia that the President feels confident that the measures that he has taken to protect the southwestern part of Virginia are sufficient for that purpose. The President feels that federal law fully authorizes him to call up militia if he deems it necessary for the protection of US territory.
March 3, 1792 Extract of a Letter from the Secretary of War, to Lieut. Col. Commandant Wilkinson Henry Knox James Wilkinson Based on provision devised by Gen. St. Clair, scouts and rangers to be hired at discretion of Wilkinson or Gen. Scott for protection of Kentucky frontier.
June 12, 1797 Payments for Militia Services William Simmons [not available] Amount of payments made by the Accountant of the War Department in pursuance of warants issued by the Secretary of War in the years 1794-96 for Militia services performed in the defensive protection of the frontiers of the United States.
August 8, 1794 Pay Due the Dismounted Infantry Henry Knox Alexander Hamilton Enclosed is an abstract of the pay due the dismounted infantry for the defensive protection of the Ohio under the command of General Sevier in 1793 and part of 1794, with additional funds for Governor Blount and for the offensive operations.