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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 21, 1798 Looking Your Enemy in the Face Samuel Hodgdon Lemuel Weeks Hodgdon expresses his hope that the supplies Capt. Weeks will receive from Providence and Springfield renders him as well equipped as his potential enemy.
August 5, 1793 Recent Depredations Against Friendly Cherokees Henry Knox William Blount "Permit me to request the favor that you would take into your consideration the recent depredations and murder of the friendly Cherokees by some lawless whites and give your opinion in writing of the most practicable and peaceable method of satisfying the Cherokees upon that subject and an estimate of the cost hereof. "
September 27, 1793 Frontiers are Infested with Indians Daniel Smith Henry Knox Smith reports on the sufferings of the inhabitants of the southwestern frontier. He notes that the Chickasaw head-man Mountain Leader intends to visit the President. The Cherokees are committing frequent depredations including the slaughter of an entire family of thirteen. The Indians are so bold as to be reconnoitering General Sevier's movements and his camp.
April 1797 Defense Against French Depredations James McHenry Unknown Recipient Discusses the likely need to hold a session of Congress to pass resolutions relating to the defense of trade and the coast against French depredations.
October 10, 1794 Contract to supply provisions to the Western Army for 1795 John Stagg Isaac Craig John Stagg sends true copy of a formal agreement for rations to Major Isaac Craig, Deputy Quartermaster General. The agreement is between Tench Coxe and two contractors. List of rations with amounts.
April 25, 1789 Information Relative to the depredations of the Indians North West of the Ohio John Evans Beverley Randolph Murders of officers and civilians by Indians recounted.
December 16, 1798 Your Country Needs You! Alexander Hamilton James Gunn Hamilton enlists General Gunn's service in the Provisional Army.
January 21, 1800 Discusses Interaction with Enemy and Transportation of Cannons James McHenry Joseph Elliot Acknowledges arrival in Providence. Discusses interaction with enemy. Includes instructions on transportation of cannons.
May 14, 1793 Depredations by Southern Indians Henry Knox William Blount Knox informs Blount of a series of violent actions by the southern Indians, resulting in a number of American deaths, and the reaction of American forces to the Indians' depredations.
February 12, 1793 Depredations in Mero District William Blount Henry Knox The depredations in Mero District appear to have been committed by the Creeks with the aid of the lower Cherokees. John McKee has been dispatched to meet with the chiefs of the lower towns with the mission of reestablishing peace. He has been given Indian articles to present to the chiefs to persuade them of his good intentions.
November 6, 1792 Indian Attack on My Camp John Adair James Wilkinson Adair describes an Indian attack on his camp and the gallant response of his officers and men.
November 4, 1792 Consternation at Reports of Enemy Activity Near Fort Hamilton James Wilkinson Henry Knox Discusses actions around Fort Hamilton -- Lt. Hartshorn left in command there, 3 men from the garrison captured by "the enemy" [presumably Indians], failed pursuit, etc. Defends his leaving a subaltern in command there because of his own absence without giving a reason for it; discusses movements of latest supply train and reinforcements. Writes that "I dare not in prudence move upon the main...
January 23, 1799 Every State Should Provide a Regiment, Etc. James Gunn Alexander Hamilton Gunn encloses a copy of the military bill reported to the Senate and asks Hamilton for amendments. He believes that every state should provide one regiment to the [Eventual] Army and that the endless debates in the House of Representatives only aid the enemy.
November 15, 1800 Article of Agreement for the Provision of Supplies Samuel Dexter [not available] Articles of Agreement between the War Department and a contractor for three month's provision of supplies and rations.
July 6, 1792 Langor of the Enemy and a Cautious Vigilance James Wilkinson Henry Knox General Wilkinson includes his monthly return with the strength of the respective posts and his assessment of the reasons for Indian inactivity.
June 21, 1792 Updates on Preparations for War, Information on Superiors James Wilkinson Henry Knox No word from enemy on possible peace, preparations at fort made for war.
June 13, 1792 Depredations by Bowles' White Wretches James Seagrove Governor Quesada Seagrove advises Gov. Quesada that any depredations by the Creek Indians against the Spanish were probably instigated by white associates of William Bowles. Seagrove assures Quesada that he will transmit to him any information that might be useful to the Spanish government.
March 14, 1796 Treaty with the Creeks Jared Irwin James McHenry Georgia Governor Jared Irwin's report on the depredations on the Georgia frontier by hostile Indians. The Governor urges that innocent settlers be protected by the federal government from the attacks. If not protected, they might be compelled to leave their homes, even though they should be planting crops. He recommends that a treaty be made with the Creek Indians so that some of the lands...
May 14, 1800 Contract for Rations in North Carolina [not available] [not available] Copy of a contract for supplying rations in North Carolina by merchant Daniel Wheaton of New Hanover North Carolina.
May 1, 1790 Indian Attacks Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair mentioned Miami Nation hostilities and alliance with British traders. Advised punishment of hostile Indians for their depredations on frontier settlers and the raids on the Ohio river.
October 1, 1799 Articles of Agreement for Rations [not available] [not available] Article of Agreement for rations for New York
May 10, 1790 Indian Depredations Samuel Eddins Henry Knox Orders received. Updates on supplies. Latest intelligence stated Indians came up Ohio river and took nine boats.
1793 A List of Murders and Depredations Committed by Indians William Blount [not available] A list of murders and depredations committed by Indians from the 16th to the 26th January 1793 in the District of Mero.
April 8, 1799 Copy of contract with James Baker for supplying rations in Maryland [not available] [not available] Articles of agreement between James McHenry for Department of War and James Baker, Baltimore for supply of rations for troops in Maryland.
June 30, 1786 Resolution of Congress to Secretary at War Charles Thomson Henry Knox Resolution to protect inhabitants north of the Ohio river. Orders Commanding Officer to detach two companies of troops to the rapids of Ohio River to protect against and prevent Indian attacks.