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September 14, 1793 Letters from Commissioners to Wayne; Detachments Moving Forward Henry Knox Isaac Craig Is glad that Craig sent off the commissioners' letters to General Wayne. Hopes that Lieutenant Colonel Clarke and troops have descended Ohio River. Asks for report on state of waters. Detachment will march from Philadelphia with Maryland and Virginia recruits. Provide boats for them; and have clothing available. Remember to smoke all of the clothing.
September 6, 1793 Important Dispatches Not Properly Conveyed Henry Knox Isaac Craig Secretary Knox Is apprehensive that Major Craig forwarded an important packet on a loaded boat. All express boats should be light and well armed. Gives instructions to push off everything for Headquarters except a light armed boat with dispatches. Clothing to be smoked must be marked to inform the Quarter Master General.
September 11, 1798 Measures for Georgia's Defense & Interactions with Blacks James McHenry James Jackson Apologizes for not responding earlier, due to the evacuation of the public offices from fever-stricken Philadelphia. Congratulates the recipient on Georgia's adoption of a new constitution, and hopes for a new period in which the federal government will not have headaches caused by "the western lands" [presumably of Georgia]. Also approves of Georgia and South Carolina's barring entrance to...
September 20, 1793 Preparation of Light Boats; Belief that the Clothing is not Infected Isaac Craig Henry Knox Prior to Hassleman's arrival, Craig had light boat prepared for Ensign Wallington with small party to escort him. Mentions Lieutenant Colonel Clarke, boats loaded with clothing and comments that the clothing has not been in the least infected, as neither of the men who have been constantly employed handling it, have been the least affected.
September 7, 1793 Clothing; the Inevitable Campaign; Raging Yellow Fever in the City Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Will make use of the information on the tumbrils. Mentions invoices of clothing for 3rd and 4th Sub Legions, noting the inevitability of the upcoming campaign [against Indians]. Describes the mortal sickness as raging. Many have fallen victim. Doctor Hutchinson has died and Jones has died. Wife still ill. Asks for acknowledgment of receipt of China and sugar. Respects to Mrs. Craig and family.
September 8, 1798 Yellow Fever John Harris Samuel Hodgdon Harris discusses impact of yellow fever in Philadelphia.
October 15, 1793 Yellow Fever Raging in Philadelphia Joseph Howell Caleb Swan Howell discusses the accounts of the following: Colonel Hamtramck, General St. Clair, Captain Pasteur, Mr. Britt, and Doctor Allison. In a second letter (10/16/1793) he complains of the malignant yellow fever that is afflicting Philadelphia and has infected the Secretary of Treasury who has recovered. The Secretary of War is in Boston and therefore has escaped infection. Howell admits that he has...
November 9, 1793 Accounts for Protection of Virginia Frontier Henry Knox Henry Lee Knox was unaware of what accounts to draw money from as Philadelphia was in a state of upheaval due to illness and War Dept. organization was unclear.
September 3, 1793 Important Dispatches; Clothing Infected with Yellow Fever Henry Knox Isaac Craig Send off an express boat well armed with dispatches for General Wayne. Forward clothing under Lieutenant Colonel Clarke and detachment under Lieutenant Read. Wants to know when Craig has forwarded letters from the Sandusky Commissioners to General Wayne. Asks that Craig clothing suspected to be infected be smoked. Doubts that it is infected except the woolen. Army will want their shoes.
November 14, 1793 Finances, shipments, and retaliation for St. Clair defeat Samuel Hodgdon James O'Hara Discusses expenditures, drafts, requisitions, shipments of cargo on river, clothing forwarded. Hopes for retaliation for the slaughter of November 1791, [St. Clair defeat]. Mentions General Wayne's preparatory measures. Also mentions a sickness among the troops, and says he is enclosing Carey's account of the sickness in Philadelphia.