Viewing 1–8 of 8 documents: "emigrants"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 9, 1790 Report on attempts to break up of a nest of vagabond Indians Josiah Harmar Henry Knox At the solicitation of Kentucky inhabitants, Harmar reports that he broke up a nest of vagabond Indians, who had infested the river, trying to establish themselves on the Scioto River in order to interrupt the navigation of the Ohio River, and plunder and murder. The endeavors were not successful, as the villains retreated. General Scott fell in with some savages and took four scalps into...
June 9, 1790 Interception of Indian Raiding Parties Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Unsuccessful dispersal of Indians on Ohio river. Enclosed copy of report on Indian raid on river.
July 5, 1794 Requests Estimates for Supplies for Coming Year Tench Coxe Henry Knox Writes about the irregularity and uncertainty of American commerce and manufacture. Requires estimate of articles wanted for the current year, including clothing, hospital stores, tents and camp equipment, Indian supplies, and supplies for laborers. Requests paperwork for building in Boston.
July 7, 1790 Hostile Indians Harry Innes Henry Knox Discussed dealing with hostile Shawnee Indians. Treaty at Fort Harmar, relations b/w settlers and Indians. Innes asserts Indians are aggressors and that settlers are defending their safety.
August 24, 1797 Adventures in Portugal William Loughton Smith Timothy Pickering Smith relates to the Secretary of State his observations regarding Portugal and their contentious relations with other European powers, including Spain, France, and Holland.
January 10, 1799 General Wilkinson's Report on the Western Army James Wilkinson James McHenry General Wilkinson submits his report on events in the Southern Disgtrict.to the Secretary of War for late 1798.
May 14, 1787 Discussion of the Closure of the Mississippi River Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Made great efforts to get to know the inhabitants and the politics of Kentucky during his stay at the Falls. The hot topic is free navigation of the Mississippi, and people west of the Allegheny Mountains remain concerned about the closure of this route. Kentucky has mustered 5,000 men. Lists people, boats, horses, cattle, and wagons who have passed through the garrison between October and May....
June 15, 1788 Describes Activity Surrounding Fort Harmar, French Creek, Preparations for Indian Treaty Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Describes journey to French Creek and Captain Heart's work on his garrison and with the Seneca and Munsee. Describes geography. Discusses efforts to prepare for treaty. Refers to provisions and supplies and transportation by public expense. Reports numbers of boats and emigrants to pass through. Discusses land reserved by Congress and the lower land. Mentions dismantling of Fort McIntosh....