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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.
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.
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.
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.
August 14, 1794 No. 33 Extract from a Major General Anthony Wayne's letter John Stagg [not available] Notification that Wayne's army took control of post at Grand Glaize. Enemy abandoned all settlements the evening prior to U.S. military arrival. Believed enemy had received information on Wayne's movement from a deserter.
1794 Extracted letter Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Extract, discusses elements of Wayne's campaign.
April 23, 1785 Regarding German frauds and untrue discharges C. Richmond Joseph Howell Regarding German frauds, believes there is fresh reason that Bunner signed the untrue discharges. Says many of the men whose names are on discharges actually deserted to the enemy.
December 14, 1792 Letter from James O'Hara to Samuel Hodgdon on shipment from Brotherington, financial matters, winter quarters, enemy activity James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon O'Hara reports that the barrel by Mr. Brotherington arrived agreeable to invoice. Discusses financial and accounting matters. Troops comfortable in winter quarters and well supplied with forage and provisions; plentiful market from southwest side of Ohio River. Discusses stroke by enemy on 6 November before Fort St. Clair. Comments that Indians appear ready to dispute the fatal spot of the St....
June 28, 1791 Successful Engagement with the Enemy Charles Scott Henry Knox General Scott reports on a successful engagement with the savages in which his officers and men acted with gallantry and humanity despite insuperable obstacles created by the weather and terrain.
June 5, 1792 The State of Indian Talks; Threat of Attack Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam informs Knox of the state of the negotiations between the US and some of the northern tribes and warns that any attack by the US on Indian towns would severely hinder the talks and endanger all US citizens in the vicinity of the attack.
April 16, 1800 Capturing of merchant vessels James McHenry John Adams Letter to the President of the United States regarding the belligerent capture of neutral merchant vessels, particularly by Great Britain. The letter addresses neutral vessels carrying enemy goods, seizure of cargo, and the delivery of deserters from British Vessels.
May 7, 1790 Application for Pay Joseph Howell Henry Knox Informs the Secretary at War that an application has been made to the office for the pay of John Kennedy, late a soldier in the Massachusetts Regiment, and said to have been taken prisoner in 1780.
June 1, 1796 Contract beween Wolcott and O'Hara James O'Hara [not available] Contract betwen James O'Hara and Oliver Wolcott Jr relating to supplies for the Army. Lists prices for supplies at various posts.
September 15, 1792 Information given by Red Bird, a Cherokee, respecting his nation Red Bird [not available] Recounts Cockran's encounter with hostile Indians, their decision to go to war, and J. Watts acquisition of arms and ammunition. Countered claim that the Glass and Bloody Fellow and John Watts stopped the war party, it was in fact Unanecata who stopped the hostile warriors. Red Bird would inform Maj. Craig if the war party intended on moving against the U.S. after corn was harvested. Note by...
December 10, 1787 Joseph Howell discusses army accounts with Jonathan Nicholson Joseph Howell Jonathan Nicholson Joseph Howell relays the Secretary at War's guidance to John Nicholson. Howell states that Congressional Act of 18 September 1776 only applies to soldiers that served to the end of the war. Asks for list of those who were discharged because of wounds but who had enlisted for duration of war.
May 1, 1792 Petition of Samuel B. Turner Henry Knox United States Senate In considering the petition of Samuel B. Turner, Knox wrestles with the question as to whether a prisoner of the Indians should receive full pay and emoluments while in captivity and also be rembursed the amount of his ransom. While refusing to establish a general precedent for such cases, he concludes that the $42 requested by Turner is not unreasonable.
October 6, 1791 Lack of Intermediate Posts Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair informs Knox that his army has marched from the recently named Fort Hamilton and his numbers, exclusive of militia, are at two thousand. It is so late in the year that there is no time to build intermediate posts, the lack of which may prove harmful if the army has to march to the Miami villages.
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.
September 17, 1792 Report from Fort Washington James Wilkinson Henry Knox Wilkinson reports on the state of his troops, his opinion of the intentions of the Indians and the possibilities for negotiations, the disposition and state of his troops, and his recommendations as to the future operations of the army.
September 24, 1791 Liklihood of Indians Seeking Peace Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs the President of St. Clair's preparations for the campaign against the Indians. St. Clair is concerned that Butler's force will not arrive before the order to march is given. The Indians are more likely to seek peace if they see sufficient numbers in the US force to diminish their prospects for success in battle against the US.
August 20, 1794 Sketch of the ground at the Rapids of the Miami of the Lake, showing the position of General Wayne's Army previous to and after the Action of 20 August 1794 [not available] [not available] Sketch of the ground at the Rapids of the Miami of the Lake, showing the position of General Wayne's Army previous to and after the Battle of Fallen Timbers, on 20 August 1794.