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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 15, 1788 Attack on Party at Falls of Muskingum Arthur St. Clair General Butler Regarding attack on party at falls of Muskingum, two killed, two wounded. One Indian killed. States that the affair has been exaggerated in common report and fears effect on the settlements. Prospects for peace and war hang on the balance.
July 22, 1788 Party of Chippewas in close confinement Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Following the violence at the falls of Muskingum, party of Chippewas returned and were taken into custody under suspicion of ill intentions. Had a soldier's cartridge box in their possession.
September 9, 1788 Attack at Falls of Muskingum; measures by General Assembly regarding defence of frontier Peter Muhlenberg Arthur St. Clair Muhlenberg acknowledges receiving account of attack on troops at Falls of Muskingum. General Assembly will meet on business regarding defense of frontiers; expresses hope that measures will be adopted which fully answer St. Clair's wishes.
June 15, 1788 Report from Colonel Josiah Harmar Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports on the movements of General St. Clair who arrived at Fort Pitt and later attended to affairs at Ligonier. Major Doughty proceeds in a barge. Large boat laden with provisions for treaty set out for Falls of Muskingum. Mentions his tour to Mississippi River and visits to several villages on American and Spanish side. Discusses provisions to Post Vincennes, volume of emigration. Discusses...
March 25, 1795 Militia for Protection of Muskingum and Gallipolis Timothy Pickering Rufus Putnam Enclosed copy of letter to Gov. St. Clair, if he is absent Pickering requested Putnam's advice to be given to Sproat relative to the number of militia necessary to guard settlements around the Muskingum river and Gallipolis.
May 14, 1787 Discussion of the Closure of the Mississippi River Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Made great efforts to get to know the inhabitants and the politics of Kentucky during his stay at the Falls. The hot topic is free navigation of the Mississippi, and people west of the Allegheny Mountains remain concerned about the closure of this route. Kentucky has mustered 5,000 men. Lists people, boats, horses, cattle, and wagons who have passed through the garrison between October and May....
July 18, 1788 Express from Colonel Joseph Brant, head of Five Nations General Butler Arthur St. Clair Brant will arrive at Pittsburg in a few days with his people, on the way to Muskingum. Wishes not to send Nicholson, as he will prove useful at present location.
January 7, 1793 Public Horse injured or lame Thomas Procter Samuel Hodgdon Proctor expresses dissatisfaction with a horse. Mentions limp and that horse had been foundered or otherwise injured. Mentions Governor Mifflin and the Falls of Schuylkill.
March 22, 1786 Return of Military Stores Henry Knox John Campbell Knox requests a return of the military stores at "the Falls of the Ohio"
February 12, 1800 Proposed Foundry on the Potomac Thomas Johnson James McHenry Johnson believes that the proposed foundry should be established on the Potomac above the Great Falls at the mouth of the Virginia Catoctin, rather than on the Shenandoah. He also inquires after an offer he made a year previously to supply shot to the War Department.
September 26, 1794 Letter from the chiefs and warriors of Sandusky Tarke United States Letter from the chiefs and warriors of Sandusky, addressed to the "Brothers of the thirteen United States of America." They had formed a bond of friendship with the United States in council at Muskingum
August 27, 1785 Murder of Billy Nation Unknown Author [not available] A speech delivered at the Falls of the Ohio to unnamed Indian Nations intended to preserve the peace. The speech indicates that an Inidan named "Billy Nation" was murdered by a white man who subsequently fled into the woods. The speech asks that the chain of friendship not be broken on account of one villian.
March 10, 1792 Letter Signed, Henry Knox to James Wilkinson Henry Knox James Wilkinson Letter, discusses frontier protection; discusses Indians and Indian warfare; mentions Treaty of Muskingum of 1789.
June 27, 1792 Conditions of U.S. Treaty with Six Nations Henry Knox Joseph Brandt Formal invitation to Brandt to sit on General Council as Chief of Six Nations. Document explains the U.S. stance on hostile Indians, hopes Brandt will convey sentiments to Indians.
October 5, 1792 [Speech of John Heckewelder to the Delware chiefs and captains, Walendauwechen, Pachgantschihillas, Muchingwe, Pushees, and Captain Pipe.] John Heckenwelder [not available] Assurances of truth and peace. Offer to meet at the mouth of the Muskingum to talk out peace.
January 6, 1792 Knox speaks of issues related to the defeat at Wabash with Sargent Henry Knox Winthrop Sargent Letter, alludes to St. Clair's campaign defeat; discusses protection of settlements on the frontiers.
March 25, 1795 Overtures of Peace Timothy Pickering Arthur St. Clair Pickering believed that the militia under Col. Sproat currently employed defending the Muskingum can be "dispensed with." Mentioned overtures of peace made by 6 Indian tribes to Gen. Wayne. It was stipulated in writing that both sides would suspend hostilities. Also addressed peace with Great Britain.
April 11, 1796 Route from Albany to Fort Erie Henry Glen Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Describes the 995-mile route from Albany to Fort Erie.
May 22, 1793 Mr. Williams and Henley; Contracts; Provisions and Accounts Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Mentions Mr. Williams and Mr. Henley, contracts and Quarter Master General. Mentions forage at Muskingum. Mentions money to discharge account; please to pay to the Quarter Master General's account.
January 11, 1799 Delay of Stores Destined for Natchez Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig reports to Samuel Hodgdon that the stores destined for Natchez have arrived safely at the falls of the Ohio. However, due to ice on the river, further transportation of the stores is delayed.
December 6, 1786 Reports Congressional Act in Favor of Moravians; Promises Assistance Josiah Harmar Moravian Indians Reports the passing of a congressional act in their favor. Promises to deliver requested articles. Congress has granted permission for them to return to their former settlements on the Muskingum with promises of friendship and protection. Seeks to know the name of their leader.
September 1, 1797 Extract from Warrant Book Regarding Account of Swan William Simmons Caleb Swan Notation on the confusion over temporary location of War Department due to Yellow Fever outbreak. Removal of Office to the Falls of the Schuylkill River prevented Simmons from answering letters from the 12th, 26th, 28th, 30th, and 31st of July which contained account vouchers for Swan. Extract from Warrant Book from July 25th.
January 1, 1794 Articles of Agreement [not available] [not available] Articles of Agreement between Alexander Hamilton and Robert Elliot and Elie Williams.
September 24, 1792 Growing Indian Hostilities General Israel Chapin Henry Knox Peace could not be reached with hostile Indians. Canada Indians perplexed at at inability to reach peace. Council fire between Canada Indians, Delaware, and Shawnee moved to the mouth of the Muskingum.
May 9, 1792 Contract for Supplying Posts E & W Henry Knox E&W reference their contract with the secretary of the Treasury for supplies to several posts. Describes the supplies available, and the difficulty of transporting meat to the falls of Muskinghum,