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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 24, 1790 Request for Opinion on Scouts and Rangers Protection of Counties Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair knox requested St. Clair to comment on the expedition to frontier, discipline of troops, and the ability to protect the outlying counties.
April 7, 1792 Notification of Pay Due Virginia Henry Knox Henry Lee Money due Commonwealth of Virginia per report of Joseph Howell enclosed. Additional protection to frontier counties will be provided upon application.
May 2, 1792 Abstracts of Pay and Rations for Scouts and Rangers Joseph Howell Henry Knox Abstracts of Pay and Rations for Scouts and Rangers employed for the protection of the Frontier counties of the states of Pennsylvania and Virginia. Lists names and counties. Certification that the abstract was examined and compared with returns. All information verified.
January 1, 1792 Compensation of Militias Called to Protect Frontier Counties Henry Knox [not available] Report of the Secretary of War concerning the memorial of the inhabitants of the frontier counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Knox argues that, if militias are called upon to protect frontier counties, they ought to be paid by the general government and should not be called for a period less than six months.
October 6, 1789 Calling forth militia of nearest counties for protection of frontier Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Mifflin reports that he has been directed by President Washington to transmit an extract of law enacted by congress on 29 September, and is further directed to inform Knox that it is necessary to call forth militia for protection of frontier inhabitants.
November 10, 1794 Receipt for payment of militia army called into service by President of United States for suppression of insurrection in frontier counties of Pennsylvania Thomas Fisher Joseph Howell Fisher received $50,000 for pay of militia army called into service for suppression of insurrection western counties of Pennsylvania.
April 13, 1790 Concern about Indian Activities on the Ohio; Requests Authority to Act Henry Knox Harry Innes Concern about activities of Indians in Ohio. Requests need for conditional authority for local leaders to protect inhabitants of the frontier counties.
November 10, 1794 Receipt for payment of militia army called into service by President of United States for suppression of insurrection in frontier counties of Pennsylvania Thomas Fisher Joseph Howell Receipt for payment of militia army called into service by President of United States for suppression of insurrection in frontier counties of Pennsylvania
October 1794 Receipt for payment of militia army called into service by President of United States for suppression of insurrection in frontier counties of Pennsylvania Presley Nevill [not available] Receipt for $50,000 in bank notes on account of pay of militia called into service by President of United States for suppression of an insurrection in Western Counties Pennsylvania.
October 11, 1794 Receipt for payment of militia army called into service by President of United States for suppression of insurrection in frontier counties of Pennsylvania James Alexander Joseph Howell Alexander received $50,000 for pay of militia army called into service by President of United States General George Washington for the suppression of an insurrection in western counties of Pennsylvania.
April 13, 1790 Protection of Frontier Counties Henry Knox Lieutenant of Harrison County Knox speaks of adopting a temporary method of protecting the frontier counties until danger ceases or a more permanent solution is presented.
December 12, 1789 Request for Protection Representatives of Frontier Counties of Virginia George Washington Representatives request military assistance in the defense of the frontier counties from Indian attacks. Details on how Indians attack, type of protection previously enjoyed, and hope for peace.
September 14, 1795 Request for Scouts in Virginia Counties Timothy Pickering Robert Brooke Pickering will request approval from President for spies to be employed in Virginia counties to protect against hostile Indians. Informed Brooke of peace accord between Indian tribes and U.S.
July 7, 1794 Delivery of Supplies Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Per request of Governor Mifflin, loan of military supplies for defense of frontier.
November 23, 1794 Receipt for payment of militia army called into service by President of United States for suppression of insurrection in frontier counties of Pennsylvania Presley Nevill Joseph Howell Nevill received $50,000 from Joseph Howell in bank notes to pay the militia army in western counties of Pennsylvania.
June 27, 1794 Fort Franklin Beseiged, Etc. Ebenezer Denney General William Irvine This is Denney's report from the western counties of Pennsylvania, particularly from Fort Pitt and Fort Franklin which he describes as being beseiged.
July 28, 1794 David Henley to Joseph Howell David Henley Joseph Howell Expenses related to his mustering militia in the frontier counties yielded many bills. Lack of clerk left Henley to file all receipts himself, a long arduous process. Requested additional pay for work.
August 11, 1791 Counties Sufficiently Protected, Orders to Move Troops Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler No additional protection needed for counties against a few Indians, Knox ordered Butler to march for Head Quarters with troops and supplies.
December 5, 1791 Pay and Subsistence for Militia Henry Knox Henry Lee General (Federal) government can only promise pay and subsistence for militia called up to protect frontier counties.
October 1794 Receipt for payment of militia army called into service by President of United States for suppression of insurrection in frontier counties of Pennsylvania Presley Nevill Ephrain Blaine Nevill received $50,000 in bank notes on account of pay of militia called into service by President of United States for suppression of an insurrection in Western Counties Pennsylvania.
November 23, 1794 Receipt for payment of militia army called into service by President of United States for suppression of insurrection in frontier counties of Pennsylvania Presley Nevill Joseph Howell Receipt for $50,000 from Thomas Fisher for payment of militia.
March 10, 1791 Circular Letter from the Secretary of War to the County Lieutenants of the Frontier Counties of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky Henry Knox [not available] Authorization to employ militia in response to the situation in Ohio County. Enclosed pay and ration schedule for militia and rangers. Details on payment, supply, and activity of those volunteering for service.
December 10, 1789 Map of Counties in Kentucky and Western Virginia Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Request for map of counties in Virginia and Kentucky due to outdated maps in public possession. Maps will assist in Indian affairs.
September 2, 1788 Letters to Governor of Virginia and President of Pennsylvania requesting that they prepare militias Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair has written to Governor of Virginia and President of Pennsylvania requesting that they give orders to their Lieutenants in the frontier counties to have their proportions of militia required in readiness. Discusses plans if Indians have hostile designs at treaty talks. Makes reference to invasion and dispossession of Cherokees by people of Franklin and wonders how the Northern Indians...
July 17, 1790 Circular to the Lieutenants of the Counties to Cease Use of Scouts Henry Knox [not available] Letter from Henry Knox, Secretary of War, to the lieutenants of various counties in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky directing them to replace scouts with small group of rangers. It also includes detailed instructions on how to document the authorization, use, and pay of said rangers.