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October 17, 1794 Dispatch from General Wayne Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Incloses returns of the legion, an invoice of stores and medicine needed, and an estimate of . The medical stores are almost empty due to the large number of sick and wounded. Details the current state of the troops and garrisons under his command; he does not think it is feasible to retain the corps. Also describes an attempted exchange of prisoners involving a Canadian trader and some of the...
July 6, 1792 Letter from John Harris, Fort Washington, to Samuel Hodgdon on Indian attacks and expression for support for Hodgdon against slanderous attacks John Harris Samuel Hodgdon Notes that he heard through General Putnam of Hodgdon's safe arrival at Marrietta. Cavalry arrived from Kentucky; General Wilkinson accompanied them to Fort Jefferson. Savages attacked a party. Some Wabash Indians arrived at the post. Major Beatty writes that collective force of savages will be double; he expects bloody autumn. Major Freeman and his party are not all off. Reports of Shawnee...
September 20, 1796 Affairs at Fort Niagara James Bruff William Simmons Report from Fort Niagara on pay and other affairs of the garrison, including the need for improving a road through Indian (Six Nations) lands, an expected dinner with Indian chiefs, state and costs of provisions for the garrison, relations with the nearby British garrison, his need for an allowance for entertainment of British officers, and his need for money to keep buildings in repair. Cited in...
August 3, 1792 Disease, Indian Raids, and Lack of Supplies Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne reports a number of unfortunate occurances including many deaths at the hands of marauding well-supplied Indians, illness in a number of soldiers and a lack of medical personnel, and a lack of supplies and clothing. He vows that the Indians will pay for their misdeeds.
April 17, 1790 Expedition report from Major John Doughty John Doughty Henry Knox Major Doughty reports on his expedition on Ohio, Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers. Lots of ice on Ohio river made it impossible for Doughty to proceed. He sent men forward on land. Details of rowing upriver during spring flooding and residing with Chickasaws and Kickapoos who showed him "great kindness". Discussed various battles between different Indian tribes. Primary objective of Doughty's...
June 22, 1792 Peace Overtures and Spies Henry Knox Anthony Wayne It appears that most of the northern Indians are willing to discuss peace overtures although several American officers were captured and killed because their Indian captors thought they were spies.
March 26, 1794 Suspicious Death of Captain Bigtree Anthony Wayne Chiefs Six Nations Investigation reports on the death of Captain Bigtree enclosed, with details. Possibly linked to other deaths by the hostile Indians.
August 14, 1794 Capture of Post at Grand Glaize Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter, describes Wayne's campaign; discusses defection of Newman, field quartermaster; discusses Indians and Indian warfare; describes Indian lands; discusses stockade fort; discusses forts and fortifications; mentions militia.
August 6, 1792 Accounts of Capture by Indians & Rumor of Indian Attack on Detroit Anthony Wayne Henry Knox The letter begins by informing Knox that it is certain that Indians killed Colonel Harding and Major Truman. Two men who were taken prisoner by the Indians provide an account of how the men lost their lives. There is also a report that a Simon Girty left with four hundred Indians and is planning an attack on the Americans in Detroit.
January 7, 1796 Discussions on Foreign Policy Timothy Pickering James Monroe Enclosed multiple documents from the President, the French Ministry, and Congress. Great affection for French expressed, foreign policy passed by Congress. Treaty with Great Britain relative to it possibly violating treaty with France discussed. Indian policy relative to Gen. Wayne's peace treaty favorable, but has been jeopardized by murders of Creeks in Georgia.
May 19, 1785 Account of the Voyage to China Samuel Shaw John Jay This is Shaw's account of his voyage to China and his encounters with the Chinese people, often contentious, after his arrival in that country.
March 20, 1794 Indians Appear to Be Preparing for Hostilities; Legion Manpower Problems Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne's spies have captured a man whose testimony makes Wayne believe the Indians do not desire peace, and are assembling to receive arms, ammunition, clothing, etc. from the British Indian agent Col. McKee. Meanwhile the Legion is melting away as enlistments expire. Laments that Congress has defeated a bill which would have provided new recruits for the Legion. Plans to advance to hold...
May 1795 General Return of Quartermaster's Stores George Fleming Samuel Hodgdon Return of all the Public Property belonging to the Quarter Master's Department at West Point taken for May 1795.
July 17, 1792 Indian Relations and Troop Status Henry Knox James Wilkinson Secretary Knox discusses peace with Indians and white aggression with General Wilkinson. Details on recruiting service, desertion, and discipline.
January 26, 1792 Knox makes public the causes of hostilities with Indians Henry Knox [not available] Document, Causes of hostilities with Indians; describes Indians and Indian warfare; describes Indian aggression; mentions Territorial Governments; describes White encroachment; discusses Indian torture tactics; discusses Harmar's Expedition; mentions Indian delegations; discusses pioneers and frontier life.
August 28, 1794 Report of Battle at Fallen Timbers, and Subsequent Destruction of Indian Property Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Reports victory in battle with Indians and British (Canadian) militia on Aug. 20 [Battle of Fallen Timbers]. Describes battle in detail, including tactics, officers and units recommended for bravery, killed, etc. Notes that Legion remained in area for three days, destroying Indian houses and fields, while the British garrison remained complacent within the fort at Roche de Bout. Reports large...
December 16, 1793 Henry Knox to President of United States George Washington: recommendations on locations of arsenals and magazines, development of a national arms industry, and return of ordnance, arms and military stores in possession of United States Henry Knox George Washington Included in this return are some recommendations regarding strategic location of magazines and arsenals across the United States and the importance of developing an arms industry in the United States. The state of returns he owes to the casual circumstances of the War for Independence. Principal locations: New London Virginia, Philadelphia, West Point on Hudson River and Springfield on...
January 14, 1794 Release of Prisoners Anthony Wayne Indians Northwest of Ohio River Speech of Captain Big Tree: His Nephews were too proud last summer but came to their senses and lowered the asking price regarding the release of prisoners.