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June 29, 1794 Indian Reaction to the Suspension at Presque Isle Andrew Ellicot General William Irvine Elicott discusses the Indian response to the President's suspension of the establishment of the town at Presque Isle.
April 27, 1795 Manning the Post at Presqu' Isle Thomas Mifflin Timothy Pickering Governor Mifflin responds to Pickering's opposition to the post at Presque Isle by explaining how it could be adequately manned by state militia paid by the General Government.
April 28, 1795 Establishing the Post at Presqu' Isle Thomas Mifflin General William Irvine Governor Mifflin provides his instructions for the establishment of the post at Presque Isle.
July 18, 1794 Suspension of the Establishment at Presque Isle Thomas Mifflin George Washington Govenor Mifflin makes his case against the suspension of the establishment of the town at Presque Isle, arguing that the land for the town is the property of his State and could not justifiably have been ceded to the Indians by the recent treaty.
May 24, 1794 Suspend the Establishment at Presque Isle Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Because of the recent murder of an Indian, the President deems it necessary to temporarily suspend the establishment of the town at Presque Isle so as to prevent an outbreak of hostilities by the Six Nations of Indians.
June 20, 1794 Letters Respecting the Town at Presque Isle Alexander James Dallas General William Irvine Dallas encloses the letters that have passed back and forth between Governor Mifflin and the General Government respecting the President's suspension of the establishment of the town at Presque Isle.
May 5, 1797 Newspapers and Returns Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Packet of newspapers to be transported by mutual friend, Thomas Butler. Returns for Presque Isle to be transmitted with next post.
June 20, 1795 Establishment at Presqu'isle and Le Boeuff Timothy Pickering Thomas Mifflin Secretary Pickering discusses troops and supplies for Presque Isle and Le Boeuff with Governor Thomas Mifflin of Pennsylvania.
June 13, 1794 Suspension of Presque Isle is Temporary Thomas Mifflin General William Irvine Governor Mifflin discusses the President's suspension of the establishment of the town at Presque Isle and, in response to the dissatisfaction of frontier inhabitants, assures Irvine that the suspension is only temporary.
July 8, 1796 Payment of Men Isaac Craig William Simmons Discussed method of paying Ensign Thompson. Noted Dr. Balfour only relinquished part of his pay, now requests he be paid with the garrison at Presque Isle.
December 16, 1796 Illness of General Wayne and Weather Conditions Isaac Craig James McHenry General Wayne ill at Presque Isle, his health is of great concern and medicine is being shipped. Capt. Turner prohibited from traveling on the Ohio river due to ice.
May 23, 1794 Establishment at Presqu' Isle Wilkins Thomas Mifflin Letter from Brigadier General Wilkins to the Pennsylvania Governor regarding the establishment at Presqu' Isle, which is believed to be opposed by the British and their Indian allies.
April 21, 1797 Blankets for Chickasaws and Location of Post Isaac Craig James McHenry Mentioned blankets on hand and their possible use in supplements the allotment of goods supplied to the Chickasaws. Noted moth infestation as probable if the blankets were not moved quickly. Noted Gen. Wilkinson's displeasure with the site of the garrison and buildings at Presque Isle and his suggestions to move all to a more healthy location.
February 3, 1796 Objects of the Military Establishment of the United States. Timothy Pickering [not available] Lists goals of U.S. military regarding boundary lines, military post occupation, and methods for obtaining these objectives. Advocated for preserving current military structure and force even in times of peace.
March 3, 1797 Construction at Presque'isle Isaac Craig James McHenry Enclosed return of various stores. Requests instructions on proposed buildings to be constructed at Presque Isle.
May 12, 1800 Major Craig discusses post administration issues with Dr. Wilkinson Isaac Craig Doctor Joseph Wilkinson Major Craig discusses staff receipts and subsistence accounts with Doctor Joseph Wilkinson of Presque Isle.
October 27, 1797 General Return and Missing Letter Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed general return of stores. Suggested the missing letter Craig wrote Hodgdon would be found at the post office.
September 1, 1797 Letters to be Forwarded Isaac Craig James McHenry Letters directed to Wilkinson received, they will be forwarded to Detroit and Presque'isle respectively.
October 17, 1795 Financial Documents for Presque Isle Isaac Craig William Simmons Enclosed pay and muster roll and voucher of expenditures for troops stationed at Presque Isle. Also enclosed pay advance for Capt. Crawford, authorized by Col. Butler, who needed to support his destitute family.
September 11, 1795 Purchase of Supplies at Presque Isle Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Money received and will be forwarded to Captain Bissell at Presque Isle. Enclosed list of article purchased at Presque Isle along with Col. Reed's list of proposed additional purchases. Cost of pork and flour noted as "extravagantly high".
May 29, 1795 Delivery of Goods and Indian Affairs Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Delivery of wampum and 2 wagon loads of goods too insignificant to make a full boatload to deliver. Craig will wait for the remaining Indian goods to be delivered. Mentioned the scalping of 2 men traveling from Le Boeuf to Presque-Isle.
June 21, 1794 Harmony Between the General and Particular Governments Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Knox assures Governof Mifflin of the General Government's desire for harmony with the State Governments. He explains the suspension of the establishment of the town at Presque Isle as the means of maintaining harmony with the Six Nations following the murder of one of their Indians.
February 13, 1801 Building Town and Appointment Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Mounting of cannons on carriages is going forward, contracts for shell and shot have been made. Ten of the guns are already at Presque Isle. Col. Strong and his troops encamped on good ground working to build new town named Wilkinsonville, below Fort Massac. Delayed appointment of Sec. of War.
April 28, 1797 Transportation of Provisions Isaac Craig James McHenry Cavalry equipment and Indian goods to be transported to Fort Washington by Van Rensselaer. Informed McHenry that Wilkinson ordered blankets to be sent forward to Detroit and discharged artificiers employed at Presque Isle and Le Boeuf.
February 17, 1797 Labor for Road Repairs Isaac Craig James McHenry Authorized a tomb stone for Red Pole's grave. All letters addressed to A. Wayne to be transmitted to McHenry. Road to Le Boeuf and Presque Isle requires a lot of labor for repairs and Craig uncertain if garrisons at both posts can provide enough labor. Asked for approval from Pennsylvania legislature during current session for assistance with labor shortage.