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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 10, 1795 Pay & Rations of Westell, Jolly, & Martin William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $70.91 is due Lewis Westell, a Spy, and William Jolly and Elijah Martin, Guides of Ohio County Virginia, being their pay and rations for February and March 1791, payable to John McIntire, their attorney.
May 31, 1791 A Guide for John Heth Henry Knox William Blount Knox asks Governor Blount to provide a guide and a party of friendly Cherokees to escort John Heth to Mr. McGillivray.
April 15, 1799 Negotiations Between Hawkins and the Creeks Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins outlines the negotiations between Hawkins and the Creeks. Hawkins proposes that the chiefs elect two representative chiefs and ten hunters and guides for each to accompany Hawkins to Pensacola. The Indians are unsure of the plan, but agree to cooperate if a certain chief agrees with the plan. Believes that at this point they are sufficiently informed of the state of things, and that...
May 23, 1799 Conference with the Creek Indians Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry The Superintendent of Southern Indian Affairs reports on a conference with the Creeks, also mentioning diplomatic relations and cooperation with Spain. States that if there is to be any Indian opposition, it will come from the Seminoles in East Florida.
May 26, 1793 Instructions to Get Two Guides and Proceed with Letters to Pittsburg Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Jasper Parrish Commissioners instruct interpreter Jasper Parrish to proceed to Pittsburg with two trusty Indians from Cornplanter's settlement, obtain more interpreters for treaty negotiations at Sandusky, and procure more white wampum. If Major Craig does not respond in timely fashion, apply to General John Gibson, who will expedite the effort. Commissioners plan to embark for Sandusky on 20 June 1793
October 7, 1800 Wilkinsí explanation regarding some objections to his accounts John Wilkins, Jr. William Simmons In responding to objections to accounts, Wilkins notes a lack of clarity regarding certain principles on scope and scale of authority of the Quarter Master General, under what conditions he may make purchases, and the nature of his military appointment which puts him under orders of the commanding general.
August 30, 1791 [COPY] General Wilkinson's Expedition Harry Innes Henry Knox Enclosed documents detail Gen. Wilkinson's troops progress. Enclosed muster rolls sent via James Parker. Innes and Brown hope that Knox will authorize immediate payment of the troops and send the money back with Parker. They also justify some of Wilkinson's expenses for the expedition.
[not available] Blank Abstracts for Payments and Services of the Indian Department [not available] [not available] Blank abstract of articles and supplies delivered by agent for receiving and issuing articles and supplies to Indians under direction of Superintendent Indian Affairs, possibly meant as forms or guides for abstracts to be submitted.
May 16, 1793 Aftermath of Incident at Traders Hill St Mary's Creek Chiefs [not available] Cussetahs pledge continued friendship. Because so many whites have been killed, do not see that they can influence matters any longer. Ask that the U.S. give a drubbing and burning to the perpetrators listed as Cowetas, Broken Arrow, Uchees, Usichees, Tallasse. Chiefs ask that Cussetah town and people be spared. Proceeded to give directions on how best to go after the Cowetas, while sparing...
May 31, 1789 The Engineer of the State of SC discusses inland navigation Charles Senf President General of the United States Letter, Senf, an engineer, describes propsositions for inland navigation.
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.
May 5, 1792 The Stealing of Horses by Southern Indians William Blount Henry Knox Governor William Blount describes for Knox the many instances of horse stealing in the South and the potential for discord that the stealing of white men's horses by southern Indians has produced.
December 7, 1792 Report on Disbursements by the Department of War. Alexander Hamilton Speaker of the House of Representatives Report on Disbursements by the Department of War submitted to the Speaker of the House of Representatives [Frederick Muhlenberg] by Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury.
September 23, 1791 Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry Winslow Warren Arthur St. Clair The transcript of the entire proceedings of the Court of Inquiry into the conduct of General Harmar during his campaign against the Miami Indians. (A common theme in the testimony is that the failure of the campaign was due to the incompetence and cowardice of the state militia.)
October 5, 1793 Extract of letter from Major General Anthony Wayne to Secretary of War Henry Knox from Hobson's Choice, near Fort Washington on campaign preparations Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Extract of letter copied by John Stagg, War Department Clerk. Wayne reports he is attempting to call out Kentucky militia through Governor Isaac Shelby. Shelby has appointed Major General Charles Scott as commander of Kentucky forces. Reports that sickness, particularly influenza, has depleted ranks of effective forces, with numbers to about 2600. Auxiliaries include guides, spies and mounted...
December 3, 1793 Autograph Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, discusses plight of paymasters in the Legion.
November 24, 1792 Summary of accounts of Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Unknown Recipient Statement of warrants and accounts of Joseph Howell. From Richard Harrison, Auditor of the Treasury.
October 5, 1793 Preparations for Movement of the Legion Beyond Fort Jefferson Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne plans to move the Legion to a point beyond Fort Jefferson as a way of inhibiting enemy action in that area because he is sure that the Indians are planning an imminent attack before scarcity of provisions forces them to withdraw for the winter. He assures Knox that he understands the tenuous position of the government and will not take unnecessary risks.
December 6, 1792 Wayne Will Not Overextend His Forces; Peaceful Meeting with Chiefs; Winter Quarters Completed Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne assures Knox that everything that can be done is being done regarding the defense of the frontier but does not want to overextend, and therefore weaken, his forces. He has met with some friendly Indian chiefs and assured them of his peaceful intentions towards them. After a considerable effort, the soldiers are now under cover in preparation for winter.
March 5, 1794 Estimate of Quarter-Masters Stores James O'Hara [not available] Stores, estimates of QM stores for the Western Army in 1794.
August 24, 1792 Wayne's Campaign Strategy Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne explains in detail his strategy for the campaign against the Indians who he insists are being aided, behind the scenes, by the British. He argues against a Fall campaign because his troops are not adequately trained or supplied and the Indians are strongest in the Fall and weakest in the Spring.