Viewing 1–22 of 22 documents: "excursions on horseback"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 29, 1796 Dragoons, Troop Movements, Creek Hostility Anthony Wayne James McHenry In a largely illegible letter, Wayne seems to be reporting on the state of the military deployment in the southwest that is a response to the hostile actions of the Creek Indians. Also addresses the time and difficulty of transporting large numbers of troops across the frontier.
January 31, 1796 Plans for Travelling to Philadelphia James McHenry George Washington Mr. Chase is extremely pleased with his appointment and will set out by stage for Philadelphia soon. Despite a bad cold, McHenry plans to travel by horseback but his journey may be delayed as he severs his connections in two mercantile partnerships.
January 17, 1793 Requests Capable Assistant for Dr. Strang to Deliver Pay Money John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War requests a man of integrity and confidence to accompany Dr. Strang to Pittsburgh. Strang bears a considerable amount of money to pay the army. Requests someone completely mounted on horseback and armed.
February 11, 1794 No Stone Unturned in the Public Service Cornelius Lyman Joseph Howell Lyman asserts that he has made few charges against the public relative to his recruiting. He was on horseback most of the time and even went into Vermont. Even though he was responsible for the most of the recruits that were enlisted and was using his own horse in, he has left no stone unturned in the public service. The charges he has made have not only been just but made with the strictest...
August 23, 1790 Operations against Wabash Indians Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox President Washington desires that operations against the Wabash be effectual. Authorizes more numbers of troops if required. Consents to mounting of 200 militia on horseback. Energy must be blended with economy. Discusses existing jealousies in the minds of the British officers in Canada. Keep them informed and assure of the pacific dispositions towards Great Britain. Has made an estimate for the...
December 14, 1792 Extract of letter from James O'Hara, Quarter Master General to the Secretary of War Henry Knox with enclosure to Mr Salander James O'Hara Henry Knox From James O'Hara to Secretary of War Knox, O'Hara reports that Captain Prior, with 16 Indians, 3 squaws and 3 interpreters arrived at Pittsburgh and proceeded to Philadelphia on horseback. Knox has O'Hara's instructions to the furnish the Indians on the road and to remain with them in Philadelphia. Enclosure to Mr Salander gives instructions to set out from Wabash to Philadelphia on public...
May 1792 Minutes of the Conference with the Cherokees William Blount [not available] Minutes of the conference at Coyatee with the chiefs and warriors of the Cherokees, in which Blount describes the circumstances of his entrance into the Cherokee town and the celebrations in preparation for Blount's address to the tribe.
March 12, 1785 Accounts of subsistence of officers of German Regiment Joseph Howell Jonathan White Encloses accounts of subsistence of officers of German Regiment. Mr. Green will return following day. Mentions sending papers to him. Asks if Jack Hamilton has received chest of papers and whether Howell received money advanced.
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.
July 29, 1790 Security of the Frontier and Employment of Scouts Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Discusses protection on the frontier against Indian incursions. Suggests that Shawanese and outcast Cherokees may be perpetrators. President Washington has ordered extirpation of banditti. General Harmar to command expedition. Troops to be mounted. Expect that this will result in added security and tranquility. President has directed that Scouts be discontinued. Letter on the same subject is...
September 17, 1799 Rules Relating to Extra Expenses, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton explains his rules relating to extra expenses with the understanding that commanders have the discretion to make exceptions in instances of special circumstances. He addresses the questions of soldiers serving as servants and states that in times of peace this is acceptable while in times of war supernumeraries will be enlisted for that purpose. He lists the sundry ranks of officers and...
June 7, 1790 Regarding use of force in response to depredations of Indians Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Detailed account of Indian attacks and continental troops defense against raiding and murdering parties of banditti on the frontier along Ohio River. No other solution but to "extirpate those banditti utterly". By orders of the President and the governor of the Western Territory, Harmar is to solve Indian problem without violating any Indian treaties already in effect. Volunteers from Kentucky...
August 23, 1790 Instructions for Mounting Militia Against Wabash Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Militia to be raised in defense of frontier from raids by Wabash Indians. Politics with Great Britain addressed, regarding suspicions of US intentions toward Canadian territory.
May 17, 1793 Obligations of Contractors; Troop & Materiel Deployment Henry Knox Anthony Wayne The issue is discussed as to whether the Contractors are required to supply the army on the march in addition to provisioning the camps and garrisons. The number of troops deployed in garrisons is detailed although final decisions regarding all troop deployments are left up to Wayne. The general mobilization of men and materiel is outlined.
April 29, 1791 Report on living amongst the Creek Indians Caleb Swan Henry Knox Caleb Swan accounts for his time and travels among the Creek Indians. He has learned a bit of their language, but once McGillivray departed for his winter home in Florida, he found it intolerable to remain, and thus left early.
October 15, 1787 Joseph Howell discusses army accounts with Jonathan Nicholson Joseph Howell Jonathan Nicholson Joseph Howell gives a detailed status report on multiple accounts to John Nicholson.
July 27, 1790 Indian Attacks Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Discussed types of depredations committed by the Shawnee and Cherokee banditti and notified Randolf of presidential authorization for the governor of the Western Territories to capture the offenders. Believed that defense of Western Territories couldn't be complete as long as the offending Indians resided on the land "between the lakes and the Ohio [river]". Details of plans for capture and...
July 7, 1793 Prospects for Peace Following the Killing of Indians and David Cornell Timothy Barnard [Bernard] Henry Gaither Bernard gives an account of the killing of Indians vicinity of Spanish Creek and Colerain Station. David Cornell, headman of Tuckabachees was conducting business for James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent. Bernard's account points out that Cornell was unarmed when he was stopped and murderded. Suggests that the culprits were enemies of James Seagrove or rascals trying to bring on a general Indian...
March 14, 1793 Robert Brown's Affidavit at Camden County Georgia recounting his observations at the robbery and murder at Robert Seagrove's store at Traders Hill on St Mary's Robert Brown James Seagrove Brown states that he was with Daniel Moffett [one of those later killed at robbery at Traders Hill on St Marys]. They met an Indian who told them the Creeks were going to war on the frontier. There was some trading and discussion taking place at Robert Seagrove's store at Trader's Hill. James Allen, Daniel Moffett, John Galphin were present. Fleming purchased a deer skin and was shot dead while...
July 8, 1796 Report Regarding Suspected Traitors Anthony Wayne James McHenry Wayne relates to McHenry the movements of Thomas Powers and Victor de Collot, two enemy agents operating in the Northwest Territory, and tells of his conversation with Colonel William St. Clair.
February 22, 1791 Decisive Action Against the Indians on the Frontier Henry Knox George Washington Henry Knox's report to the President discusses the coming year's goals of peace in the frontiers and explains in detail how best to meet those goals, using both peaceful and military measures. He provides an in-depth analysis of the force required and the cost involved in taking decisive action against the Indians along the frontier, and the potential political and military implications of the...
April 25, 1783 Payment of Soldiers General William Irvine [not available] Extract of orders, noting that privates in the infantry of the Continental service receive on account of their pay one half dollar specie per week and the non-commissioned officers and privates of these corps in the same proportion. Mr. Rose will pay the troops of the garrison until a properly authorized person is appointed. Irvine requests that a commissioned officer from each company attend the...