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June 30, 1792 On the ordering out of militia Henry Knox Henry Lee Letter, advises governor concerning militia. Will be paid promptly on the evidence being examined by War Department Accountant. Sums limited to those stipulated by Acts of Congress. Additional force would appear to be necessary. Mentions companies of Greenbriar and Bottetourt counties in Virginia, to rendezvous at mouth of the Great Kenhawa.
July 9, 1792 Fixing a Post on the Muskingham River Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Proposal for the establishment of a fort at the Cayahoga garrisoned by one company of musket men and one company of riflemen for scouting and protection of settlers
January 31, 1786 Treaty with the Shawnee nation Commissioners Plenipotentiary Chiefs of the Shawnees Articles of a Treaty concluded at the mouth of the Great Miami between the commissioners plenipotentiary of the U.S. and the chiefs and warriors of the Shawnee nation. Describes the lands to be retained and relinquished by the Shawanee Nation.
October 22, 1785 Harmar informs Secretary at War of his orders to subordinates Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Harmar, Commander, First American Regiment, informs Henry Knox, Secretary at War, of the orders issued to subordinate officers prior to his departure from Fort McIntosh. Harmar is presently in Philadelphia to assist recruiting.
February 21, 1797 Vouchers needed William Simmons George Clendinen Requests that Clendinen provide vouchers for monies paid to him for the pay of the militia of Kenhawa County and charged to him so that Simmons can close his account
November 25, 1792 "Ordering the Original Survey of Lands in the Ohio" Alexander Hamilton Israel Ludlow "The said tract shall extend from the mouth of the Miami to the mouth of the Little Miami and be founded by the river Ohio on the South...that the President reserves to the U.S. sucn lands at or near Fort Washington."
February 26, 1790 Responding to Indian Incursions Henry Knox George Washington Due to the discharge of scouts and rangers from the western counties of Virginia, there have been increased incursions by the Indians resulting in great injury to the inhabitants of the region. Colonel Duvall has asked to be authorized to call the scouts and rangers back into service at the expense of the United States.
July 14, 1792 Orders from Secretary of War Henry Knox William Preston Public service requires that recruits be assembled on frontier without delay. March under one of the subalterns all the men except for small recruiting party. March men to mouth of Great Henhawa River, where they will be clothed and equipped. Major General Wayne will be notified at Pittsburgh. Men should take a small quantity of arms and ammunition.
February 12, 1800 Proposed Foundry on the Potomac Thomas Johnson James McHenry Johnson believes that the proposed foundry should be established on the Potomac above the Great Falls at the mouth of the Virginia Catoctin, rather than on the Shenandoah. He also inquires after an offer he made a year previously to supply shot to the War Department.
December 15, 1787 Surveying the Mouth of the Ohio Henry Knox Thomas Hutchins Knox recommends that the military tract at the mouth of the Ohio be surveyed by Army officers, a measure which would incur little significant expense to the public.
July 15, 1785 Form a Company of Infantry to Attend Indian Treaties Henry Knox Nicholas Fish Congress directs that a company of Infantry be detached to Fort McIntosh to attend the Indian Commissions during the treaty being held at the falls of the Ohio and mouth of the Great Miami River. Fish is ordered to form a full company of Infantry from the recruits of the state, to be ready to march by the 25th. Fish must also make a return of camp equipage and other articles necessary for the...
April 13, 1792 Friendship of the United States with the Five Nations Timothy Pickering Sachems & Chiefs of the Five Nations (The speech of Timothy Pickering, commissioner, to the Sachems and Chiefs of the Five Nations.) Pickering assures the Sachems and Chiefs of the Five Nations of the friendship of the United States and its wish to treat with the Indians at Fort Washington, or any suitable location , to resolve issues related to disputed land.
April 28, 1795 Indian Hostilities Timothy Pickering Robert Brooke Opinion on Indian hostilities and white hunters invading Indian hunting grounds on the north west side of the Ohio River.
December 17, 1787 Surveying the military tract at the mouth of the Ohio River Henry Knox Thomas Hutchins Knox recommends that the survey of the military tract at the mouth of the Ohio be done military officers thereby incurring little expense to the public.
September 1, 1792 Provisions, Plans, Powder, and Pay Henry Knox Anthony Wayne It is assuredly most wise to begin laying up forage and provisions and salting meat in preparation for the coming winter. Without further intelligence, it does not seem prudent to begin an expedition against the Indians at Sandusky.The fine grained powder that Wayne insisted upon has been sent and he is urged to finish paying the amount owed to the troops through August 1st. Recruiting continues...
April 20, 1793 Readiness and Strength of Wayne's Army; More on Filling Officer Vacancies Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne says he is ready for his army to descend the Ohio River which is now navigable due to recent heavy rains. Not counting the 800 men that will left in garrisons, he has 1200 effectives available for the coming campaign. He still has a number of vacancies in the officer corps that will be filled with the officers next in rank, pending orders from the President.
July 30, 1793 Indian Council questions the authority of U.S. Indian Commissioners Indian Council at the Rapids of the Miami Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Speech, discusses boundary line re Treaty of Fort Stanwix; asks for intentions towards boundary line; alludes to White encroachment; questions authority of commissioners based on inability to enforce Treaty of Fort Stanwix
August 27, 1793 Advertisement of the Ration Contract for 1794 Treasury Department [not available] Notice is given that proposals will be received by David Henley at Knoxville in the territory southwest of the Ohio for the supply of all rations which may be required for the use of the United States during the year 1794 at the places or within the districts herein mentioned. The rations are to be furnished in such quantities sufficient for the consumption of the troops at such forts or other...
July 13, 1792 Innoculation, Deployment, and Provisioning of Sundry Units Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox discusses the innoculation, deployment, and provisioning of the sundry units involved in the expedition against the western Indians and the prospects for peace.
October 19, 1792 Worry over the safe return of Cornplanter; preparing for winter quarters; concerns over plans to redistribute the Sublegions; Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Cited in Knox to Wayne, 10/26/1792. Wayne is gratified to learn that Governor Blount was merely alarmed by the report of war and not more seriously affected. He worries about the safe return of Chief Cornplanter; according to the deposition of William May and intelligence gathered from the Indians, there is much evidence that some “premeditated mischief” is intended to be carried out against...
March 2, 1793 Orders from Secretary of War Henry Knox William Preston Secretary Knox orders Captain Preston to proceed to Point Pleasant, the mouth of the Great Henhawa River. He is to meet with Major General Anthony Wayne for further orders, then proceed with Lieutenant Bowyer, Lieutenant Craig, Ensign Gray and Ensign Sanklin.
June 8, 1793 Opinion on Requests Made by John Cleves Symmes Alexander Hamilton John Symmes Hamilton, Randolph, and Knox direct Judge Symmes to take action relative to the purchase of land discussed in the recent treaty. An academy is to be laid in the center of the patented tract. The boundaries of the tract are to be run as desribed in this letter.
June 30, 1792 Military Movements and Peace with Indians Henry Knox Henry Lee Militia ordered out by Governor of Virginia will be paid once the evidence has been reviewed by the Accountant. Riflemen are to meet at a rendezvous to be equipped and clothed. Cherokees peaceful nature bring hopes of peace with entire tribe between Indians and U.S.
June 4, 1791 Sons of War Let Loose Against You! Charles Scott Nations of Red People on the Wabash River General Scott warns the Indians of the violence that will be unleashed against them if they persist in their depredations against the United States.
April 14, 1790 Authority to Call Up Scouts Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Copies of letters giving authority to Lieutenants of Harrison, Randolph, Ohio, Monongahalia, and Kenhawa counties to call up scouts for the temporary protection of the settlers. Proof of United States desire to protect its citizens.