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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 12, 1795 Apprehension Respecting Offensive Operations Against Indians Joseph Howell Constant Freeman The militia has been called out for defensive operations in pursuit of Indians. However, there are apprehensions that said militia has been employed in offensive operations contrary to the intent of the Executive of the United States.
January 21, 1787 Requests for Information Henry Knox Benjamin Lincoln Knox tells Lincoln that he expects to be regularly and promptly informed of operations undertaken.
August 15, 1792 Indian relations and possibility of offensive operations Henry Knox Andrew Pickens Secretary Knox writes the Indian commissioner. Explains President Washington's policies regarding Indian affairs. Does not anticipate offensive operations against Indians during current year, but does see a higher likelihood of offensive operations in 1793.
August 25, 1791 Possible Delay of Operations Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox relays the President's concern about the detention of the troops on the upper parts of the Ohio which could result in a delay of the operations which might hinder the success of the campaign.
April 12, 1796 Support for operations against Canada James McHenry Peter Hoffman In a private letter, McHenry explains the urgency of appropriations from Congress to support operations against Canada should war with Great Britain occur.
May 17, 1793 Instructions Regarding the Conduct of Offensive Operations Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox assures Wayne that the president has given him plenary powers and full discretion to execute offensive operations against the Indians employing whatever strategy that seems most likely to result in success for American forces.
November 22, 1799 Sanction of the Executive for military operations Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Secretary McHenry acknowledges to General Hamilton that in ordinary cases, when no pressing exigencies require the contrary, the sanction of the Executive may not be necessary for certain operations.
July 20, 1793 Preparations for Operations Against the Indians Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox assures Wayne that his orders are sufficiently broad to include whatever preparations are needed to execute successful offensive operations against the Indians should the treaty negotiations fail.
December 4, 1799 Operations of the Smallpox Joseph Hamilton Alexander Hamilton Joseph Hamilton encloses to Hamilton a pamphlet entitled "Occasional Reflections on the Operations of the Smallpox," or the "Travellers Pocket Doctor."
August 7, 1792 Considerations on Forts and Operations in the Great Lakes Region Henry Knox Rufus Putnam Knox provides Putnam with the reasons for his recommendation to President Washington against operations near the Great Lakes or the establishment of an Army post near the lakes
August 20, 1798 I Decline Any Military Appointment Matthew Clarkson Alexander Hamilton Due to obligations to his family and his present pursuits, Clarkson declines any appointment in the Provisional Army and expresses doubt that there will even be a need for serious military operations in the United States.
October 1, 1791 Late Date for the Campaign Henry Knox George Washington Knox provides an update for the President re St. Clair's preparations for the coming compaign. St. Clair has arranged to add militia to his army and the first division has been ordered to march from Fort Washington to the Miami River. Knox expresses reservations re the late date upon which the campaign is to begin but understands why it was necessary to begin later than might have been hoped.
June 15, 1798 Order of Operations for Provisional Army; French Forces in Florida James Ross James McHenry Speaks of order of operations in the provisional army. Mentions French forces in Florida.
April 20, 1793 Extract: Instructions Regarding Contact with the Indians Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox communicates the president's instructions regarding cautious contact with the Indians during the treaty negotiations and the necessity to prepare for offensive operations if the negotiations fail.
December 24, 1793 Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, directs conference at Venango.
[not available] Extract of Letter from Knox to Wayne Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Extract of letter from the Secretary of War to the Commander in Chief of the Legion. Enclosed are accounts of the establishments of a British post at the Rapids in the time since General Scott's departure. Although the reports are imprecise, it is expected that Wayne will determine the nature of the buildings and the number of troops. Wayne is authorized to dislodge the British at the Rapids,...
September 1, 1791 Speedy Passage Down the Ohio Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler In addition to references to the location of Captain Newman and the candidacy of the Butler's nephew, Knox hopes that General Butler's passage down the Ohio is sufficiently speedy so that the remainder of the season is available for effective operations.
January 22, 1799 Thoughts of the General in Chief James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry discusses General Washington's wishes to be excluded from anything other than actual field operations. The General also wants to divide the military command between the existing general officers.
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.
April 20, 1796 Suspension of frigate building operations at New York [not available] John Blagge Blagge ordered to suspend frigate construction operations because Congress has passed a bill to build only three of the frigates. Any vessels with live oak cargo from Georgia should be dispatched to Philadelphia without delay.
March 19, 1791 Instructions to the Secretary of War George Washington Henry Knox Prior to his trip through the southern states, President Washington relays to Knox instructions regarding proposed operations in the territories northwest and south of the Ohio River, and approves of Knox's prior proposals.
1794 Extracted letter Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Extract, discusses elements of Wayne's campaign.
October 13, 1791 The President's Apprehension Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Knox expresses his wish that the operations of the army on the frontier will be successful. He warns of the apprehension of the President with regard to the detention of the troops on the upper parts of the Ohio River which he fears may diminish the opportunity for success.
July 14, 1794 Request to Pay Officers War Department Alexander Hamilton Secretary of the Treasury to provide sums of money to the naval agents who have accepted their appointments and are ready to begin operations.
January 19, 1794 White Flags of the Six Nations of Indians John Harris Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is asked his opinion in relation to the white flags coming in from the Six Nations of Indians. It will be well if they are sincere in their overtures but General Wayne, although he has granted them a hearing and promised them to hold off offensive operations for thirty days, will not consider a treaty with them until he drinks from the waters of the [?].