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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 18, 1793 Information Relative to the Southwestern Frontiers Henry Knox John Adams "In pursuance of directions from the President of the United States, I have the honor to submit to the Senate further information relatively to the Southwestern frontiers."
August 27, 1793 Inability to Remedy the Lawless Violence on the Frontiers Henry Knox Daniel Smith Knox regrets the failure to establish peace on the frontiers but assures Smith that he is not to blame since, despite his good intentions, he did not have the means to remedy the severe situation which he faced.
January 5, 1792 Financial Responsibility for Defense of the Frontiers Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox Governor Mifflin assures Knox that he will take the necessary steps with the state legislature to support the plan of the president to have the General Government take financial responsibility for the defense of the frontiers by state militias.
April 9, 1793 Secretary of War request for return of military stores wanted on Western Frontiers John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War requests return of military stores wanted on Western Frontiers for year 1793. Asks for articles on hand, those to be purchased, and costs.
July 7, 1792 Army Detachments to Pittsburgh Henry Knox Anthony Wayne It is good news that the frontier is quiet. Troops are in motion from Virginia and Maryland and several detachments under Campbell and Asheton should arrive in Pittsburgh soon. Recruiting continues to languish.
October 28, 1792 Allison Reports Hostilities with Indians to Knox David Allison Henry Knox Letter, describes Indian aggression on frontiers of Cumberland.
October 22, 1799 Deployment of Troops Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton worries that committing too large a force to the southern frontiers will substantially weaken military strength on the northwestern frontier.
October 2, 1791 Promoting the Peace of the Frontiers George Beckwith Alexander Hamilton Beckwith, a British officer, sends Hamilton a copy of a letter from Lord Dorchester to the western Indians in which he allegedly refused to support the Indians in a war against the United States but offered to mediate an agreement between the two sides.
November 19, 1794 Pay of the Scouts on the Frontiers of North Carolina Joseph Howell John Carson Major Carson is held accountable for the funds remitted for the pay of the scouts employed on the frontiers of North Carolina so receipts should be obtained from each claimant or their attorney.
July 17, 1795 Pay of Isaac Edington, Scout on the frontiers of Ohio County, State of Virginia William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that the sum of $35.83 is due Isaac Edington being his pay as a Scout on the frontiers of Ohio County, State of Virginia from January 11th to April 29th 1793.
February 26, 1791 Information on Frontiers Addressed by Congress Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Papers presented to Congress. Congress to decide on action to protect frontier.
September 23, 1795 Pay of the Scouts of Ohio County, in Virginia William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $1,574.18 is due the Scouts of Ohio County in Virginia, called into service by Brigadier General Benjamin Biggs, being their pay from September 25th 1794 to May 21st 1795 for the protections of the frontiers of said County.
September 11, 1793 Instructions and Stores Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Encloses returns of clothing for frontier. No more stores to be sent to Georgia.
October 3, 1787 Resolved: To Maintain a Force of 700 Troops on the Frontier Congress of the United States [not available] The Confederation Congress resolves to maintain a sizeable military presence on the frontier to protect the settlers on public lands from Indian depredations and to facilitate the surveying and selling of said lands. Four States are asked to raise the necessary numbers of troops.
March 14, 1796 Pay of Virginia Militia and Scouts William Simmons Robert Brooke Discusses the account and vouchers submitted to the War Office by the Governor of Virginia for militia pay, pay of scouts, and protection of the frontiers
April 21, 1797 Enclosed, Estimate of Expenditures in Quartermasters Department John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry Estimate of expenses, including cost of moving troops ordered to Knoxville, those sent to permanent stations on the North Western frontiers and the cost for opening the Line of Demarkation [demarcation] established at Treaty of Greenville.
January 23, 1792 Reimbursing the Cost of the Auxilliary Force Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox Govenor Mifflin requests that Knox supply him with whatever is needed to establish a claim upon the United States for the cost of the auxillary force raised by the state to aid in the protection of the western frontiers of Pennsylvania.
April 18, 1793 Death of Noon-day, a Fellow of Bad Character William Blount Henry Knox Blount contends that the accidental killing of a Cherokee named Noon-day should not evoke great sadness since he was a man of questionable character.
February 2, 1790 Status of Frontiers Col. Benjamin Wilson George Washington Authors relate "alarming predicament" of the state of Virginia's borders. Protection provided by Arthur St.Clair, defenseless state of frontiers from Indian attacks, and decisions of General Assembly all addressed with fear. Authors seek assistance in protecting citizens.
May 12, 1797 Accounting required William Simmons John Carson Requests that Carson provide his receipts and vouchers for monies received from the War Office for the pay of "the scouts called out for the protection of the frontiers of North Carolina" so that Simmons can close his account
January 7, 1792 Defensive Measures Along the Northwestern Territory Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Secretary Knox believes that the defense of the frontiers demands instant attention and asks about defensive measures being taken in Kentucky, Muskinghum and Galliapolis, and Pittsburgh.
1793 A List of Murders and Deprediations Committed on the Frontiers William Blount [not available] A list of murders and depredations committed on the frontiers of Jefferson and Knox counties in Washington District.
October 21, 1793 Present State of Indian Affairs Constant Freeman Henry Knox The Indians dispostion to renew the peace with the United States is hindered only by the lawless action of the frontier inhabitants of Georgia. Major Gaither reports that he is unable to muster the militia since there are presently none in service. Since there is no return from the Governor, it is not certain that a force has been called up to protect the frontiers as ordered by the President.
August 28, 1793 Abstract of Pay Due the Militia Called into Service for the Protection of the Frontiers South of the Ohio by Order of the Governor William Blount in the Year 1792 Joseph Howell [not available] Abstract of pay due the militia called into service for the protection of the frontiers South of the Ohio by order of the Governor, William Blount in the year 1792. Lists warrant, number pay rolls, by whom commanded and amount of pay rolls.
May 7, 1788 Regarding the state quota of troops Charles Biddle Henry Knox Letter, advises Knox re command state quota of troops. Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Harmar and other officers therein named are continued in the command of the state's quota of troops to be raised for the defence of the western frontiers