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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 27, 1792 Public Monies and oxen Oliver Spencer Samuel Hodgdon Discussion about public monies and purchase of oxen and the making up of a team.
November 9, 1792 Money advanced to agent; experiment with oxen Henry Knox James O'Hara Secretary Hamilton has advanced $35,000 to O'Hara's agent. Secretary Knox inquires as to level of success in experiment with oxen. O'Hara is Quartermaster General
November 2, 1792 Return of Wagons, Horses, and Oxen James O'Hara Henry Knox Return of wagons, horses, and oxen at western posts. Distinguishes between wagon horses, pack horses, and saddle horses.
October 26, 1792 Requisitions, returns, and expenditures Henry Knox James O'Hara Requisition for $50,000 will be considered and transmitted to Treasury. Asks for returns of pack horses, oxen carts, wagons in service, and object for which employed. Asks for an abstract specifying objects and amount of payments made.
March 10, 1792 Supply Request From Fort Washington James Wilkinson Samuel Hodgdon Wilkinson requests that several items be added to the previous order of supplies and two oxen be readied to move with the detachment.
May 21, 1800 Articles necessary for Indian annuities James McHenry Israel Whelen Encloses a list of articles necessary to complete the annuities for the Indian Nations. Suggests purchasing the oxen and packhorses as near the Indian Nations as possible.
November 2, 1792 Discusses Need for Horses and Oxen James O'Hara Henry Knox Encloses a return of horses, oxen, and wagon, which he believes will set to rest any concerns about extravagance. There are five teams currently working to supply fuel to the camp and garrison, and even those are not sufficient so that O'Hara has hired additional help on occasion. Pack horses needed to fulfill orders of the Commander in Chief for delivering forage to forts. The only way to...
May 22, 1799 Responds to Need for Musket Stock, Superintendent's Horse Samuel Hodgdon Joseph Williams Responds to inquiry for hoop and red iron. Refers to the return of stores and the musket stocks damaged by fire. Promises to send supply of musket stocks by the first convenient conveyance. If the horse purchased for the Superintendent is too vicious, it should be sold and another bought to replace it, or a yoke of oxen as an experiment.
April 25, 1798 Possible Impropriety in Major Tousard's Account William Simmons Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Simmons points out that Major Tousard is using one driver for two teams of horses yet Colonel Mentges is paying him for the hire of two drivers. Colonel Mentges asserts that he has made this impropriety known to the Secretary of War.
October 17, 1792 Dispatch about Food for Animals at Various Posts James O'Hara Major John Belli Refers to dispatches about horses and oxen. Reports that the Commander in Chief has ordered 50 bushels oats and corn in addition to previous orders. Lists requests of General Wilkinson and Brigadier General Rudolph. Encloses list of regulations.
March 19, 1798 Request to dispose of unnecessary property; rent of Mr. Morris's building [not available] William Pennock After review of public stores at the Navy Yard at Gosport, requests that 18 foot boat and yoke of oxen be disposed. Also inform of compensation expected for rent of property used for ship yard clerk's office.
October 20, 1800 Simmons Writing Dayton on Suspended Charges in Dayton's Account William Simmons Elias B. Dayton Simmons received Dayton's letter of the 8th which has a sheet of explanations regarding suspended charges in his account, and is replying to deal with objections Dayton has. Simmons' response contains the accounts of B Yard[?] for the rent of a house to Captain Freeman's Company, wood and transportation, and to Aaron Settle for keeping the houses and oxen. The sum total of these specific...
April 16, 1798 Secretary at War directs the conduct of Indian affairs with Chapin James McHenry Israel Chapin Jr Letter, the Secretary discusses terms of Treaty at Canandaigua in 1794; directs distribution of Indian money.
October 26, 1792 Eliminating Excessive Expenses Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox urges Wayne to use whatever measures are necessary to eliminate excessive expense. Perhaps the use of oxen instead of packhorses would be one way to save money. A significant number of recruits is being marched from Virginia and Maryland to Pittsburgh to join the Legion.
October 10, 1796 Contractors Not Fulfilling Contract for Supplying Frontier Posts John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry Clothing and whiskey for upcoming winter arrived at Fort Washington. Upon returning to Philadelphia and settling all accounts, will relinquish his position as Quartermaster General. Mentioned suffering considerable embarrassment due to the type of contract used to procure provisions. Contractor has not fulfilled his obligations and Wilkins had to secure provisions using alternate sources. ...
December 6, 1791 Mr. Kirkland's estimate for civilizing the Oneida and Onondaga Indians Reverend Samuel Kirkland [not available] Fiscal, describes labor costs re Indian husbandry. Extracted from Kirkland's estimate to General Knox dated Philadelphia 6 Dec 1791. Costs outlined include schoolhouse with 2 schoolmasters; blacksmith; carpenter and wheelwright; Tuscarora and Onondaga farmers; yokes of oxen; draught chains; log dou; plows; hog plows ox carts; hoes; superintendent; harrows; grindstones. The blacksmith and...
February 15, 1793 Transporting Stores and Forage Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Since peace with the Indians is not likely, Wayne has decided that the best method of transporting stores and forage westward is by wagons pulled by teams of oxen and provides an accounting of the money saved by using this method instead of pack horses.
April 28, 1792 Special Instructions to General Israel Chapin Esquire Deputy Temporary Agent on civilizing the Five Nations and Stockbridge Indians Henry Knox General Israel Chapin Following the visit of the Five Nations delegation to Philadelphia, Knox provides detailed instructions to Chapin on the appropriation of $1500 per year annuity to the Five Nations and Stockbridge Indians. Chapin is to select blacksmiths, carpenters and schoolmasters of unblemished integrity and who will set a good example. Would prefer school masters with livestock husbandry skills. Blacksmiths...
May 4, 1792 Appropriations of money to Indian tribes Timothy Pickering Unknown Recipient Appropriation of monies for the Oneida, Tuscarora, and Stockbridge Indians.
July 3, 1795 Major Craig discusses supply and logistics with Secretary Pickering Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Major Craig informs Timothy Pickering, Secretary at War, of the logistical efforts involved in opening a garrison at Presque Isle.
August 17, 1792 Discussion of Communication and Transportation of Supplies James O'Hara Henry Knox Discusses communication between the Secretary of the Treasury and Samuel Hodgdon, as well as estimates of supplies. Outlines lines of communication and transportation.
July 5, 1800 Credit to Account William Simmons Jonathan Jackson Accounts regarding fortifications examined and credit to Jackson's account made. Simmons noted that Jackson held part of George Leig[__] account for the use of ox, horses, and carts and reprimanded Jackson for his chosen type of classification.
January 28, 1800 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Ebenezer Stevens Simmons discusses the explanations provided by Stevens regarding expenditures made for the purposes of fortifying the harbor of New York. This letter includes a statement of differences.
October 28, 1796 Accounts of Contractor and Settlement with Treasury Department. James McHenry John Wilkins, Jr. Accounts of contractor must be settled in the Treasury Department. Will submit that part of letter relative to aid afforded in transportation of provisions to the Secretary of Treasury.
November 23, 1790 Report of Expedition against Little Turtle and Miamis Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Josiah Harmar provides a detailed account to the Secretary at War of the failed military expedition against Little Turtle and the Miamis. This account includes such details as the order of march, the order of encampment, and the order of battle. Describes the Miami Indians groups and the geography. Mentions interactions with traders, whom, he claims, may be more savage than the Indians. Ordered...