Viewing 1–25 of 30 documents: "habitual and soldierly vigilance"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 6, 1792 Langor of the Enemy and a Cautious Vigilance James Wilkinson Henry Knox General Wilkinson includes his monthly return with the strength of the respective posts and his assessment of the reasons for Indian inactivity.
April 10, 1790 Orders Relative to the Protection of Frontier Inhabitants Henry Knox Henry Burbeck Knox gives Captain Burbeck detailed orders relative to his mission to Georgia to protect the frontier inhabitants of that state. He urges particular care in Burbeck's relations with the state government of Georgia and with the neighboring Spanish garrison.
May 15, 1791 Discussion of Company to Be Raised Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, discusses company to be raised.
February 25, 1792 Protection of the Frontier Henry Knox Colonel David Shepherd Advice on preparing settlers for attack by Indians. Congress to approve offensive action by military for protection of settlers and frontier territory.
October 23, 1790 General Orders: Conduct of Brigade Major Ormsby Josiah Harmar [not available] Harmar recognizes the conduct of Brigade Major Ormsby, in rallying a party of militia and firing upon savages, whereby he destroyed several of them and expresses his thanks. Although they have been galled, the enemy may hover about the encampment. Cautions to maintain vigilance. Wounded militia to be collected in one place, where Doctor Allison and Doctor Carmichael will attend and dress them....
December 19, 1787 Guidance on How to Deal with John Sullivan and the Designs of Secession Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Knox refers to John Sullivan. He gives guidance on the use of force in dealing with Sullivan. Says he should first represent the criminality of conduct and the intent of United States to prevent such audacious proceedings. If this is ineffectual, then use force to prevent the execution of design. Is well aware of delicacy of situation. Nevertheless, execute duty as far as may be practicable. If...
March 24, 1792 Assembly of Troops Henry Knox John Jeffers Permission to assemble commissioned officers and voluntary friendly Indians. Emphasized treating Indians with respect.
July 17, 1799 Procuring Workers for the Canal, Etc. John Mackey Samuel Hodgdon Mackey complains that there is such a habitual laziness of the poor in the county that it is difficult to procure workers for the canal. Nevertheless, one third of the canal has been dug.
April 3, 1799 Return of an Unserviceable Horse John Mackey Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Dunwoody has agreed to take back the horse that Mackey bought from him. The horse suffers from habitual lameness which Mackey discovered after travelling only one mile from Philadelphia. The horse will be returned with James Nicholson who will receive ninety dollars to be placed to Mackey' credit and who will retrieve the saddle and bridle.
June 3, 1794 Hull recommends Patten to Knox William Hull Henry Knox Letter, recommends Patten for military commission.
[not available] Marching George Hamilton Unknown Author Letter, discusses length and speed of marching steps of troops; discusses foreign armies.
September 11, 1798 Extract of a Letter from the Secretary of War to His Excellency the Governor of Georgia James McHenry James Jackson Congratulations on adoption of state constitution. Admiration of Georgia and South Carolina for their vigilance in preventing three refugees from Port-au-Prince from entering their respective states.
August 22, 1794 Illegal exportation of arms and military stores Alexander Hamilton Robert Purviance Secretary Hamilton writes the Collector at Baltimore that, notwithstanding the law prohibiting the exportation of arms and military stores from the United States, people are doing just that in the port of Baltimore, as if there was no law at all. Urges that the Officers of the Customs increase their vigilance.
April 27, 1791 Deposition of John Thorp John Thorp [not available] In his deposition, John Thorp attests to General Harmar's military manner, great sobriety, and eminent viligance during the expedition against the Omee towns.
March 21, 1799 Outlines Activites to Meet Insurgents in Pennsylvania James McHenry William MacPherson Continuation to reject the execution based on just authority of the government in Northampton County. Mentions cases of open violence. Requests detachment of volunteers with a paymaster and a quartermaster. Requests assistance marching prisoners to Philadelphia. Delineates responsibilities with the militia with utmost vigilance and ability to march at the shortest notice and outlines troops sent...
August 5, 1792 Report from Fort Washington James Wilkinson Henry Knox Wilkinson reports on the operations of the Kentucky Rifle Corps and Cavalry, his plans for establishing supply magazines, letters sent to General Wayne, and plans for his future movements.
August 23, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners to Lieutenant Tinsley, commanding officer Fort Franklin, [no. 1] Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Lieutenant Tinsley Letter from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky conference request assistance from Lieutenant Tinsley in expediting dispatch of letters to Major Craig at Pittsburg, to include the provision of armed guard. They relate that the western Indians have refused to make peace and ask that Tinsley communicate this information appropriately in order to ensure due vigilance on the frontier.
August 8, 1792 Report from Fort Hamilton James Wilkinson Henry Knox Wilkinson reports on his monthly returns of the garrisons of Forts Jefferson and Steuben, the 1st Regiment, and the Corps of Kentucky Riflemen, including its strength and reorganization, his supply situation, and plans for furure movement
August 31, 1793 Instructions from Henry Knox Secretary of War Henry Knox David Henley Temporary appointment of Henley as agent of U.S. to territory Southwest of Ohio River. Details of duties.
August 19, 1793 Violation of Sovereignty of U.S. Henry Knox John Hancock Discussed French privateers that sailed from Boston harbor. Knox noted that the Governors patriotism would lead him to support and enforce the law.
April 24, 1787 Extract from letters of Secretary of War to General Harmar regarding John Sullivan, Don Francisco Cruzat, and relations with Spain Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Presumed to be from 19 December 1787 letter begins with the following:...no such design entertained in that country as is insinuated by Mr John Sullivan's letter. Relax nothing of vigilance required in previous letter on this subject. Knox would have Harmar all eyes and ears respecting interests of United States. Inhabitants of western waters may rest assured that whatever local difficulties they...
April 10, 1790 Instructions to Captain Henry Burbeck Henry Knox Henry Burbeck As Burbeck has equipped a company according to previous orders, Knox now gives him further instructions. He is to proceed to Savannah, Georgia. If the Creek Indians are invading or about to invade, he should offer to assist the state militia to fight the Creek. If, on the other hand, there is no threat of invasion, the company should proceed to the St. Mary's River and erect a fort. The primary...
February 9, 1798 On the conduct of General Wilkinson James McHenry James Wilkinson Scolds Wilkinson for the publication of orders in the Pittsburgh Gazette, which he argues may undermine morale. Criticizes Wilkinson for not informing him of his change of plans from going to Fort Massac into going to Pittsburgh instead. Also criticizes Wilkinson for suggesting that he has not acted in accordance to the will of President Adams, explaining that he does not feel it necessary to...
February 6, 1792 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox on Indian Council at Buffaloe; smallpox outbreak on Genesee River Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Letter, discusses private Indian council, which Kirkland would have attended but for the exclusion of whites. To have pushed the matter would have excited jealousies. Speaks highly of Good Peter as a source of information and aid. Will report on results of council as soon as information comes available. Farmer's Brother has anxiety of mind and wished to absent self from Council at Buffaloe....
March 22, 1793 Wayne discusses officers with Knox Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter, describes problems concerning promotions and some inept officers.