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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 4, 1799 Distribution of Existing Military Authority James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry lists in detail Hamilton's responsibilities as Inspector General. In particular, he explains the deployment of troops and the means of communications between the various garrisons throughout the states and territories of the United States.
August 3, 1792 On military administration and policies Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Letter, discusses raising & recruiting army companies; advises re uniforms, arms & accoutrements; discusses regulations to standardize procedures; discusses peace negotiations with Indians.
August 3, 1792 Disease, Indian Raids, and Lack of Supplies Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne reports a number of unfortunate occurances including many deaths at the hands of marauding well-supplied Indians, illness in a number of soldiers and a lack of medical personnel, and a lack of supplies and clothing. He vows that the Indians will pay for their misdeeds.
June 15, 1797 Instructions to Capt. Guion Concerning Management of U.S. Posts in U.S.-Florida Border Region James McHenry Isaac Guion Directs Capt. Guion to see that the terms of the treaty with Spain concerning the border region between the U.S. and Spanish Florida are enforced. Specifically mentions: keeping Indians under U.S. jurisdiction from attacking Spaniards; keeping U.S. posts in a condition to resist attack ("as though at war"); various articles of management of the posts; gaining the goodwill of the inhabitants,...
November 2, 1788 Captain Stagg corresponds to Secretary at War John Stagg Henry Knox Letter, discusses packing and shipping of clothing; discusses Pratt's march; mentions illness of William Knox.
October 8, 1796 Regarding the Teaching of Artillery & Engineering Principles at West Point James McHenry George Washington Refers to incident at West Point which resulted in a court of inquiry for the commandant and the resignation of a subordinate officer; McHenry notes the trouble to which he has gone to conciliate the various parties. Apparently matters involves the suitability of the commandant to instruct other officers in gunnery and fortification, and whether this should even be a requirement of the office....
June 7, 1790 Regarding use of force in response to depredations of Indians Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Detailed account of Indian attacks and continental troops defense against raiding and murdering parties of banditti on the frontier along Ohio River. No other solution but to "extirpate those banditti utterly". By orders of the President and the governor of the Western Territory, Harmar is to solve Indian problem without violating any Indian treaties already in effect. Volunteers from Kentucky...
May 1794 Report to the Secretary of the Treasury [relative to practices and abuses in Tennessee]. Joseph Howell [not available] Report to the Secretary of the Treasury relative to practices and abuses in the Territory of Tennessee.
July 20, 1792 Legion Organization and Progress to Pittsburgh Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox provides a detailed accounting of the assignment and whereabouts of officers and men throughout the Legion and and an account of their progress toward Pittsburgh. Various logistical concerns are also addressed with emphasis on ammunition, powder, and horses.
April 25, 1783 Payment of Soldiers General William Irvine [not available] Extract of orders, noting that privates in the infantry of the Continental service receive on account of their pay one half dollar specie per week and the non-commissioned officers and privates of these corps in the same proportion. Mr. Rose will pay the troops of the garrison until a properly authorized person is appointed. Irvine requests that a commissioned officer from each company attend the...