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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 11, 1793 State of Actual Hostility Against Inhabitants W. Urquhart [not available] In this deposition, several inhabitants of Glynn County testify that they have been robbed and plundered by the Creek Indians despite the kindness they have shown said Indians.
October 6, 1789 Protection of the Frontier Inhabitants Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Knox discusses the measures be taken to protect the inhabitants of the western territory from the depredations of Indians.
December 29, 1791 Use of Scouts to Provide Security for Local Inhabitants Henry Knox [not available] Extract taken from records of the War Office, signed by John Stagg, War Office Clerk. The Secretary of War informs the Lieutenants of the Pennsylvania Counties of Allegheny, Westmoreland and Washington that a detachment of recruits of regular troops has been marched for Fort Pitt in order to provide security for the inhabitants, presumably from Indians. In addition, Knox gives the authority to...
July 28, 1787 Petition from the Inhabitants of Post Vincennes to Congress Inhabitants of Post Vincennes Josiah Harmar Pledge of loyalty to United States government and ask that their petition be transmitted to Congress
September 4, 1788 Preparation for Great Treaty with Seven Nations Josiah Harmar Charles Thomson Reports that dispatches for inhabitants of Kentucky to be transmitted by Andrew Hare. Duplicates are forwarded by the Honorable Mr. Brown of Congress. They are waiting with great anticipation for the arrival of Brant and the chiefs of the Seven Nations to commence the general treaty.
October 16, 1798 Sickness Is On the Decline, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Samuel Lewis Hodgdon complains that he is still alone but hopes the sicknness is on the decline so that the inhabitants of the city can return to their homes.
June 9, 1797 Certification of Wounded Soldier Andrew Lewis Capt. William Clendinen [not available] Certifies that Andrew Lewis served as a soldier in a volunteer militia unit to protect inhabitants of Virginia. While sent on an express to warn the local inhabitants of an impending Indian attack, he was wounded and his arm was subsequently amputated.
October 2, 1792 Address of Governor Blount to the frontier inhabitants of the State of North Carolina. William Blount [not available] Relayed results of council meeting with Cherokee and Creek chiefs. Both Nations declared intention of peace. Advised friendly relations with peaceful towns. Also informed frontier inhabitants of 500 Creeks that just passed Tennessee river, joined by 100-200 warriors en route to Cumberland.
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.
April 1793 New & Improved Fortfications are Absolutely Necessary Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam discusses the improvement of current fortifications and the erection of new ones for the protection of frontier inhabitants and accomodation of the troops of the garrison at Gallipolis.
February 29, 1792 Indian Attack on Fort Franklin, Etc. James Stewart Samuel Hodgdon Stewart has moved to Pittsburgh to establish a dry and wet goods business. He expects the fortifications to be finished by the end of March. He states that inhabitants of Pittsburgh would join with the troops to repel an Indian attack. From a letter received from Lt. Jeffers, Stewart has learned that the Indians are likely to attack Fort Franklin early in the Spring, and if successful there, more...
August 7, 1787 Petition to Congress from the American inhabitants at Post Vincennes. Bartholomew Tardiveau Congress of the United States American inhabitants at the Post of Vincennes express concern that the rights of their neighbors the French had not a more solid foundation than a gift from the Indians. Hope that Congress will grant a tract of 500 acres to every male inhabitant of district adjoining French settlers.
August 13, 1796 Peace on Frontier James McHenry John Sever Views of Sevier in line with those proposed by Congress and the President for seeking peace among the frontier inhabitants. Mentions militia.
August 24, 1799 Alarm at the Conduct of the Indians Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig discusses his returns and notes his awareness of the fever in Philadelphia. Colonel Hamtramck is on his way to Pittsburgh and will stay through the winter. He has been informed by Governor St. Clair that the inhabitants of the northwestern territory are much alarmed by the recent conduct of the Indian tribes. Two men were recently killed on their way from Kentucky, perhaps by Indians...
June 22, 1792 Units Recently Arrived and Precautions to Protect Settlers Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne reports on the various military units that are now with him at Pittsburgh and the precautions he will be taking to protect the neighboring settlers from Indian attacks.
June 30, 1786 Resolution of Congress to Secretary at War Charles Thomson Henry Knox Resolution to protect inhabitants north of the Ohio river. Orders Commanding Officer to detach two companies of troops to the rapids of Ohio River to protect against and prevent Indian attacks.
June 23, 1799 All these causes have unhappily cooperated. Aaron Ogden Alexander Hamilton Ogden lists the variables causing the uneven results in the recruiting effort in his sector, including the talent and zeal of the recruiting officers, the disposition of the local inhabitants toward the government, and the shortage of officers caused by vacancies and illness.
August 22, 1791 Indians Continually Harassing Us. Etc. Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam report on the situation at Marietta which, despite harassment by Indians and the loss of horses and cattle, is tolerable due to sufficient corn and grain to support the inhabitants.
January 25, 1798 Request for Delivery of Iron to Pittsburgh James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of iron for use with cannons at Pittsburgh [presumably for shot].
April 11, 1799 Martial Law at Detroit James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry discusses the imposition of martial law in Detroit which has resulted in complaints from Detroit's inhabitants. The President argues that martial law is necessary to prevent the sale of liquor to soldiers and General Wilkinson maintains that martial law has been in effect since 1785.
June 22, 1792 Muster of Allegheny and Westminster Militia Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Will determine the best time and place to muster troops to defend inhabitants of the Western frontiers of U.S. borders.
July 12, 1792 Orders to March to Frontier, Pittsburgh Henry Knox Captain Jedediah Rogers Orders to march recruits with due haste to Pittsburgh. Knox requested a journal be kept of events to be submitted to War Office.
March 21, 1793 Deposition by eleven inhabitants of Glynn County Inhabitants of Glynn County Georgia W. Urquhart Extract from files of Ex Dept. William Urquhart. Inhabitants' report being robbed and plundered by Creek Indians, including cattle and horses. They say the Creek Indians have been treated kindly. Another extract comes from Mr Cooke to the Honorable Judge Houston dated at Williamsburg 21 March 1793 indicating that amount of cattle stolen around 2000.
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.
April 13, 1790 Authorization of Militia Use in Washington County, Pennsylvania Henry Knox Multiple Recipients Letter acknowledges receiving a letter from inhabitants of Washington County, Pennsylvania, regarding recent Indian hostilities and authorizes the Lieutenant of Washington County to call up scouts if they feel the threat sufficient.