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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 25, 1791 Possible Delay of Operations Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox relays the President's concern about the detention of the troops on the upper parts of the Ohio which could result in a delay of the operations which might hinder the success of the campaign.
August 15, 1792 Indian relations and possibility of offensive operations Henry Knox Andrew Pickens Secretary Knox writes the Indian commissioner. Explains President Washington's policies regarding Indian affairs. Does not anticipate offensive operations against Indians during current year, but does see a higher likelihood of offensive operations in 1793.
October 13, 1791 The President's Apprehension Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Knox expresses his wish that the operations of the army on the frontier will be successful. He warns of the apprehension of the President with regard to the detention of the troops on the upper parts of the Ohio River which he fears may diminish the opportunity for success.
October 1, 1791 Late Date for the Campaign Henry Knox George Washington Knox provides an update for the President re St. Clair's preparations for the coming compaign. St. Clair has arranged to add militia to his army and the first division has been ordered to march from Fort Washington to the Miami River. Knox expresses reservations re the late date upon which the campaign is to begin but understands why it was necessary to begin later than might have been hoped.
March 17, 1800 Summer Employment of Troops, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton discusses the employment of new troops in non-military operations like digging canals but perhaps any troops so employed should be provided extra compensation so as to avoid discontent.
March 12, 1795 Apprehension Respecting Offensive Operations Against Indians Joseph Howell Constant Freeman The militia has been called out for defensive operations in pursuit of Indians. However, there are apprehensions that said militia has been employed in offensive operations contrary to the intent of the Executive of the United States.
January 21, 1787 Requests for Information Henry Knox Benjamin Lincoln Knox tells Lincoln that he expects to be regularly and promptly informed of operations undertaken.
[not available] Extract of Letter from Knox to Wayne Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Extract of letter from the Secretary of War to the Commander in Chief of the Legion. Enclosed are accounts of the establishments of a British post at the Rapids in the time since General Scott's departure. Although the reports are imprecise, it is expected that Wayne will determine the nature of the buildings and the number of troops. Wayne is authorized to dislodge the British at the Rapids,...
December 24, 1793 Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, directs conference at Venango.
May 27, 1790 Proposed Offensive Operation Against Indian Banditti Henry Knox George Washington Knox decides that defensive operations are not effective in preventing Indian depredations on the frontier. He proposes undertaking an offensive expedition against Indian "banditti." He emphasizes not harming "well-disposed Indians" and the effect the offensive action would have on the well-being of frontier settlers.
April 12, 1796 Support for operations against Canada James McHenry Peter Hoffman In a private letter, McHenry explains the urgency of appropriations from Congress to support operations against Canada should war with Great Britain occur.
May 17, 1793 Instructions Regarding the Conduct of Offensive Operations Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox assures Wayne that the president has given him plenary powers and full discretion to execute offensive operations against the Indians employing whatever strategy that seems most likely to result in success for American forces.
July 15, 1791 Status of Offensive Troops Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Troops will rendezvous at Fort Washington for offensive action North-West of the Ohio River. Requests input from Randolf to increase efficiency of calling up troops from Virginia.
August 23, 1790 Operations against Wabash Indians Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox President Washington desires that operations against the Wabash be effectual. Authorizes more numbers of troops if required. Consents to mounting of 200 militia on horseback. Energy must be blended with economy. Discusses existing jealousies in the minds of the British officers in Canada. Keep them informed and assure of the pacific dispositions towards Great Britain. Has made an estimate for the...
January 26, 1795 [Report of the Secretary of War on the above mentioned Resolution] Timothy Pickering [not available] Finds attempts to form a statement on direction for military operations embarrassing as there is no single direction for troops. Noted recent victories against "savage enemies", but feels defensive force will not be sufficient to secure U.S. superiority. Believed a chain of posts must be maintained to supply line consistent. Also notes protection for Southwestern territory and coastal border...
November 22, 1799 Sanction of the Executive for military operations Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Secretary McHenry acknowledges to General Hamilton that in ordinary cases, when no pressing exigencies require the contrary, the sanction of the Executive may not be necessary for certain operations.
July 20, 1793 Preparations for Operations Against the Indians Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox assures Wayne that his orders are sufficiently broad to include whatever preparations are needed to execute successful offensive operations against the Indians should the treaty negotiations fail.
December 4, 1799 Operations of the Smallpox Joseph Hamilton Alexander Hamilton Joseph Hamilton encloses to Hamilton a pamphlet entitled "Occasional Reflections on the Operations of the Smallpox," or the "Travellers Pocket Doctor."
August 7, 1792 Considerations on Forts and Operations in the Great Lakes Region Henry Knox Rufus Putnam Knox provides Putnam with the reasons for his recommendation to President Washington against operations near the Great Lakes or the establishment of an Army post near the lakes
August 20, 1798 I Decline Any Military Appointment Matthew Clarkson Alexander Hamilton Due to obligations to his family and his present pursuits, Clarkson declines any appointment in the Provisional Army and expresses doubt that there will even be a need for serious military operations in the United States.
July 27, 1798 Expedition Against the Insurgents Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon discusses the operations of the War Department during the expedition against the insurgents in 1793 when the Secretary of War was absent and Colonel Hamilton was in charge.
April 13, 1793 Purchasing of Rations; Need for Cessation of Movement During Negotiations, for Safety of Negotiators Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Rations should be purchased from Contractors near posts so that the prices will be reasonable. It is vital that no offensive actions or incursions into Indian territory be made while the treaty is being negotiated because if such actions were taken, the Indians would probably kill the Commissioners. If, however, the treaty negotiations fail, every preparation for the campaign should have been...
November 15, 1786 On the Killing of Shawanese King Melanthy, General Clarke's Expedition, Surveying Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Colonel Logan's expedition burned seven Shawanese towns, took scalps and prisoners. Melanthy, the Shawanese King, was killed. Harmar laments that he was a friend of United States. There are reports that 400 men have deserted from General Clarke's expedition. Surveying business with Captain Hutchins goes on, but accompanying troops are ill equipped for winter operations. Requests new clothing.
October 27, 1799 Winter Quarters for Sundry Regiments George Washington Alexander Hamilton Although he had previously decided to absent himself from military concerns until the troops had taken the field, General Washington addresses the matter of winter quarters for sundry regiments.
August 3, 1796 Militia aggression in Indian country James McHenry [not available] McHenry advises that regular troops replace militiamen in frontier defense because it would offer more consistency to military operations and would "lessen that thirst for Indian land and plunder which is kept up by militia incursions into their country."