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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 5, 1799 Reminder for Expected Letter Alexander Hamilton Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Hamilton needed a letter from Wolcott prior to the execution of an order regarding a military escort for the marking of an Indian boundary line.
September 22, 1791 Supplies and Clothing to be Forwarded Henry Knox Isaac Craig All stores received at Fort Pitt and all clothing excepting 15 suits, should be forwarded to Fort Washington under escort.
September 18, 1794 Escort of Artillery Detachment (Whiskey Rebellion) Alexander Hamilton Thomas Mifflin Informing of Lieutenant Daniel Bissell's march to escort a train of artillery and military stores for the Maryland and Virginia Militia called out against "the Western Insurgents" (or the Whiskey Rebellion) and requesting such reinforcement as is necessary for protection
June 8, 1792 Escort to Fort Franklin, Carmichael's Subsistence, etc. Daniel Britt Joseph Howell Britt arrived in Pittsburgh in good order and and will proceed on to Fort Franklin to settle with Capt. Cass and the Indians. Lt. Jeffers' party of Rangers will escort him there and he has waited for them since the woods are lined with hostile Indians. Jeffers made a final stroke at them the previous week as indicated in the papers at Pittsburgh. Howell should look at the subsistence roll of 1790...
September 19, 1794 A reply to Smith's letter; attack on the magazine at Frederick; escorts for artillery; Alexander Hamilton Samuel Smith Hamilton expresses satisfaction over the contents of Smith’s letter of September 16th, regarding an attack on the magazine at Frederick. 1,000 pairs of shoes have been ordered to Frederick, and more will follow. A previous letter mentioned the detachment of a lieutenant and 40 Continental soldiers to escort the artillery of the Virginia and Maryland militia. To that Hamilton adds a Colonel and...
April 11, 1799 Protecting the Surveyors James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Since the party of troops ordered to assist the Surveyor General in marking the boundary lines designated by the Treaty of Greenville has refused to do so, McHenry orders that a military escort be provided to cover the surveyors while the run the required lines.
June 20, 1792 Troop and Supply Movements Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox discusses various troop and supply movements and urges Wayne to be sure that stores are protected from the Indians while being transported. Horses have been purchased and rifles are being forwarded to Pittsburgh.
August 9, 1793 Journal entry on prospects for peace from Council at Miami River Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox Some Munsee and Chippewas came to see the Commissioners from United States. Report that chiefs want peace. Some are going home. Some want peace so they can return to hunting without fear or interruption. Captain Bunbury [British escort for the Commissioners], said that one of the Indians that arrived on this day is an Ottawa. This Indian said the Shawanese and others were strong for war and will...
March 17, 1797 Instructions for Escorting Indians to New Lands Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry According to instructions, Wolcott has written to the Surveyor General to determine the proper location for Indian relocation under the treaty with General Wayne of 3 August 1795. The Surveyor General will instruct General Wilkinson when and where to escort the Indians.
January 4, 1792 Request for escort to accompany survey of Miami Purchase Israel Ludlow Samuel Hodgdon Ludlow informed Hodgdon that he made application to the Commandant of troops at Fort Washington, conformable to instructions from Secretary of Treasury, for an escort to accompany him while on survey of lands from Miami Purchase, also known as Symmes Purchase, located in what is now Southwestern Ohio, along the Ohio River. The survey would be conducted with the aid of woodsmen who would act as...
June 8, 1791 Reports Travels of Colonel Proctor to the Western Indians Henry Knox George Washington Reports activity of Colonel Proctor and his journey to the Western Indians, requiring an escort from the Six Nations. Describes mode of journey along rivers and lakes. Reports efforts of Cornplanter and Six Nations for peace.
June 25, 1794 Indian attack on escort carrying provisions Henry Knox George Washington Secretary Knox encloses a copy of a letter from Major General Anthony Wayne, to President Washington. Informs the President that a group of "savages" attacked an escort carrying provisions from Fort Washington to Fort Hamilton, killing 5 out of 6 of the advanced Guard, also carrying off some horses. Also informs the President that General Wayne believes General James Wilkinson might be the cause...
July 23, 1792 Pay of the Legion's Troops and Safety of Officials Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox directs Wayne to arrange for the pay of the troops both above and below the Ohio River. Whenever the Governor or Judges or traveling on public business they should be accompanied by an escort in order to ensure their safety.
October 7, 1794 Transport of Prisoner, Provisions for Troops Isaac Craig Henry Knox Upon receipt of letter from Knox, Craig applied to Butler for an escort to Newman, a prisoner, to Fort Washington for further transport to Head Quarters. Payment due troops in the upper posts of the Ohio river arrived. Requests information on troops under Gov. Lee that could join Colonel Butler so that proper provisions are made.
November 25, 1792 Escort Ordered for Surveyor in Lands Bought from Miami Indians Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Congress has authorized a survey of the lands bought from the Miami Indians and Knox orders Wayne to provide an escort for the appointed surveyor.
May 27, 1791 Request for Arms Henry Knox Isaac Craig Urgently requested transport and delivery of arms, bayonets, powder, and lead to Colonel Lane at Wheeling.
November 10, 1794 Contemporary Copy of Letter, Henry Knox to Scott Henry Knox Scott Scouts and escorts down the Ohio discussed, Knox suggested bringing request to Major Wayne.
June 2, 1798 Enclosed invoice for the War Department Joseph Nourse William Palfrey Letter enclosing an invoice for 700,000 dollars for use of the war department. States that demands on the Treasury were too pressing to send the money sooner. Nourse was well satisfied with Palfrey's need of the money.
June 26, 1795 Escort for Public Stores Sent to Greeneville John Pierce John Mills Corporal Brown and three men have been sent as guards on one keel boat loaded with public stores intended to be sent to Greeneville.
June 9, 1791 Defense of Ohio River Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Orders to obtain all necessary supplies before embarking on campaign to defend Ohio river.
September 29, 1794 500 Rifles to Fort Cumberland General Edward Hand Samuel Hodgdon Hand has ordered that 500 rifles be transported via Carlisle to Fort Cumberland despite the scarcity of wagons.
October 31, 1797 Note -- Letters to Be Answered [not available] John Adams Appears to be a note on letters to be answered -- one from a "Committee from New Brunswick," and one "respecting an escort from Newark."
April 24, 1797 Meeting with the Indians Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry The Indians have only just arrived. The Commissioners plan to meet them in the morning. Hawkins notes some of the concerns of the commissioners and asks for instructions.
September 19, 1794 Opposers of the Government Isaac Craig John Nevill The opposers of the government are mostly ignorant and deluded men who have been led astray by a set of designing men that have taken shelter under the amnesty offered by the commissioners and will escape punishment.
May 5, 1792 Survey of the Ohio & the Miami Purchases Israel Ludlow Alexander Hamilton Surveyor Israel Ludlow describes for Hamilton the travails of his attempts to survey the Ohio and Miami Companies and the danger and suffering that were involved.