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September 6, 1793 Important Dispatches Not Properly Conveyed Henry Knox Isaac Craig Secretary Knox Is apprehensive that Major Craig forwarded an important packet on a loaded boat. All express boats should be light and well armed. Gives instructions to push off everything for Headquarters except a light armed boat with dispatches. Clothing to be smoked must be marked to inform the Quarter Master General.
September 20, 1793 Preparation of Light Boats; Belief that the Clothing is not Infected Isaac Craig Henry Knox Prior to Hassleman's arrival, Craig had light boat prepared for Ensign Wallington with small party to escort him. Mentions Lieutenant Colonel Clarke, boats loaded with clothing and comments that the clothing has not been in the least infected, as neither of the men who have been constantly employed handling it, have been the least affected.
November 22, 1793 Boats to Carry Dispatches, Indian Attacks and General Engagement Isaac Craig Henry Knox Knox apprehensive that detachment will come too late to descend Ohio River. Orders a light boat to be prepared to carry dispatches. Letters for Governor St. Clair and Governor Shelby to be sent forward. Detachment was attacked. Clothing has gone forward. Lieutenant Lowry killed. Reports of a general engagement with Indians and a complete victory.
November 14, 1793 Movement of Detachment; Descending Ohio River Before the Ice; Letter for Governor of Kentucky Henry Knox Isaac Craig Detachment has marched from Carlisle to Pittsburgh. Hopes they arrive in season to descend Ohio River before onset of ice on the river. Light boat well manned will be wanted for conveying dispatches to Head Quarters. Hopes Lieutenant Whistler's party can be used as convoy. Encloses letters for Governor Isaac Shelby of Kentucky.
January 4, 1798 Clothing Will Be Sent as Soon as a Supply is Received. Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Capt. Miller should understand why his detachment was not fully supplied with clothing since he had been ordered to march as light as possible.
December 13, 1792 Request for Boat and Military Escorts for Judges Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Boat on loan now lost, request for new boat to be delivered to Cincinnati. Judicial circuits and discrepancy with Gen. Wilkinson discussed in detail.
November 23, 1791 Report of Conditions at the Garrison John Armstrong Samuel Hodgdon Reports missing an important article (tar) and no corn, and they cannot proceed as planned, producing an insecure situation at the garrison. Notes need for a constant guard against the savages, leaving them very fatigued. Requests an assortment of gimblets and kettles and writing paper. Waits boat and corn. Rooms are too dark.
August 4, 1791 A Minor Accident, Etc. Major General Richard Butler Henry Knox Amongst other matters, General Butler reports on an accident in which a boat struck a rock. The only injury is to the boat.
June 18, 1800 Authorization for New Boat Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Issued a new boat for Fort Mifflin to be under Captain Meminger. Current boat used for transport deemed dangerous to people and provisions.
April 29, 1799 Send My Company's Arms by the Burlington Stage Boat Joseph McIlvaine Samuel Hodgdon McIlvaine of the Burlington Volunteers asks that the arms to be provided to his company be sent by Capt. Myers' stage boat as quickly as possible.
June 20, 1794 Forwarded Letter Isaac Craig Henry Knox Letter to Gen. Wayne received, will be forwarded on well armed light boat. It is expected to reach Fort Washington shortly due to rain swollen rivers. Supplies to Fort Washington to be sent forward. Supplies requested by Polhemus received and acknowledged.
April 20, 1799 Requests Light Ammunition Cart Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Requests delivery of a light ammunition cart to be delivered to Captain Decius Wadsworth, Inspector of Arms.
May 22, 1800 [General Orders] Disbandment of Light Dragoons W. North [not available] General Orders: it has been the duty of Maj. Gen. Hamilton to announce the disbandment of the six additional troops of Light Dragoons to be accomplished by the 14th of June next.
December 24, 1800 Replacement for sunken boat Samuel Dexter Ebenezer Jackson Dexter directs Jackson to procure a small boat for use on the Savannah River by Captain Robeson. It is to replace a sunken boat.
January 18, 1799 Report on Weather, Transportation; Boat to Natchez is Safe Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Reports that the boat destined for the Natchez is safe. The river is open although navigation is impeded by ice, which should soon clear. Reports that the Quartermaster General is making estimates.
March 23, 1793 Account of Thomas Jones Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Certification of pay and service for Thomas Jones, late of Pulaski's regiment of light dragoons.
February 5, 1794 Account of William Guillams Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Certification of service and settlement of pay for William Guillams, late private in the 3rd Regiment and 1st Regiment of Light Dragoons.
January 4, 1799 Clothing Supply Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Concerned for safety of boat transporting stores. Supply of clothing aloted to Capt. Miller's company incomplete due quantity in store and then orders to march light.
May 22, 1800 Reduction of Light Dragoons William North [not available] Major Hamilton has found it necessary to order the disbandment of the additional troops of light dragoons. They must be reduced by January 14th, 1801.
November 22, 1793 Boat in Readiness; Dispatches to Major General Wayne; Pay Matters War Department Isaac Craig Have boat in constant readiness to receive dispatches for Major General Wayne. Captain Crawford to provide guard for boat. Discusses Joseph Howell and pay of troops.
August 25, 1794 Payment Isaac Craig Major John Belli Heffernon traveling by Kentucky boat loaded with oats to settle debts owed. Inclosed invoice for oats. Orders to pay R. Graham, hand of board boat.
July 12, 1797 Regarding request for extra boat for frigate Constitution Josiah Fox Captain Samuel Nicholson Request for extra boat is denied on grounds that such an indulgence would have to be granted to all the other Captains of the frigates.
July 30, 1793 Further Light on the Conduct of the Cherokees Daniel Smith Henry Knox Further light on the conduct of the Cherokees can be gained by contrasting the letters from General Roertson and Piamingo with the letter from Little Turkey.
May 23, 1798 Request for Boat & Crew to Attend USS Ganges James McHenry Captain John Barry Requests that Barry have a boat and crew prepared to take McHenry to the USS Ganges [about to set sail against the French].
January 25, 1799 Expresses Concern for Destroyed Boat with Salvaged Cargo Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Expresses concern for loss of boat, but happy to hear the cargo is safe. Hopes that Sargent's articles will arrive safely and speedily. Public concerns are in motion although no decisions have been made. Prepared to send supplies for the Quartermaster department.