Viewing 1–18 of 18 documents: "precaution"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 3, 1790 Jealousy Among Troops Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Addressed possibility of jealously between militia and regular troops and its effect on the success of the expedition to the West. Advised every precaution to remove possible jealousies b/w militia and regular troops.
September 11, 1793 Confirmation of Orders to Protect Public Stores John Clark Henry Knox Will descend river for HQ, Lieutenant Read to follow. Ill health kept Clark from writing sooner.
February 21, 1793 Instructions to Indian Agent Israel Chapin Henry Knox General Israel Chapin Knox directs Chapin to proceed to Canandaque [Canadaigua], by way of New York and Albany. He is to take with him the Farmer's Brother and other Seneca Indians who arrived in Philadelphia with Jasper Parish, the interpreter. Chapin will be given $400 to defray expenses. He is also given $150 to purchases horses for the Farmer's Brother and Red Jacket, the Seneka Chief.
January 6, 1792 Defense Henry Knox Isaac Craig Knox believed Cornplanters fears were justified, request for militia to defend Fort Franklin. List of ammunition forwarded by the governor. Discussed defense of frontier.
August 31, 1793 Regarding Whether Shipped Clothing is Infected with Yellow Fever Henry Knox Isaac Craig Knox provides physician opinion upon the probability of Yellow Fever being contained in the clothing: which states that one should unpack the clothing, expose them to air and then smoke them for twenty four hours.
January 22, 1792 Officer Was Never Seen Again Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair describes to Knox an incident in which patrols were to be sent from camp before dawn to interdict hostile Indians. The adjutant was sent to the officer in charge of these patrols to ensure that the patrols would be dispatched. The officer told the adjutant that the patrols would go out as soon as he returned to camp but he was never seen again.
April 8, 1792 Contemporary Copy of Letter, Jonathan Haskell to Henry Knox Jonathan Haskell Henry Knox Letter, describes passage of troops; discusses frontier protection.
July 11, 1794 Wayne's Power to Prosecute the Campaign Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Being so far from the seat of government, Knox is bestowing on Wayne complete power to prosecute the campaign in whatever manner he chooses. Two thousand volunteers from Kentucky will soon be joining the Legion. There is good news that the hostility of the Six Nations and Great Britain seems to be subsiding.
December 28, 1792 Complaints About Clothing & Pay Not Reaching Wayne's Legion Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox responds to a complaint regarding stores of clothing that never reached the Legion. He assures Wayne that every precaution was taken to ensure that the clothing was delivered appropriately. Complaints regarding the delay in pay for the troops are also addressed.
August 24, 1790 Expedition to Frontier Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Addressed Harmar's expedition to the frontier, Indian relations.
June 8, 1798 Need for Payment to Merchants in Georgia, etc Constant Freeman William Simmons Freeman has arrived in Savannah from Pensacola and will proceed to Charleston per orders as soon as he has rested from the journey. He asks for duplicates of rolls and points out that the merchants in Georgia need to be paid for their services. Freeman also asks for tiem off to move his family to his new station.
September 21, 1793 An Account of the Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Reports that self and family, blessed be God, are nearly recovered from the malignant disorder in the city of Philadelphia. The scene has surpassed everything Hodgdon has seen before: the dying, groans filled the City all nights, and the dead with the returning day. Whole families have been swept away. Has great cause for thankfulness. Discusses the smoking and repacking of the clothing....
July 25, 1793 Accounts Isaac Craig Henry Knox Details of accounts current, enclosed. Repeated requests for money, Craig has been personally borrowing large sums from friends to meet demands on Quartermaster's Department. Assumption that troops at Marietta and Gallipolis have sufficient number of boats for transport.
December 8, 1789 Knox Requires a New Recruitment Campaign Henry Knox Henry Burbeck Knox orders the recruitment of troops in Massachusetts and urges that only men of the best character should be enlisted. He warns the two captains that their continuance in service depends upon the success of this effort.
May 25, 1796 Report of Suspected Traitors James McHenry Anthony Wayne McHenry warns Wayne of the presence of three men (Thomas Powers, Victor de Collot and Joseph Warin) who intend to reconnoiter the United States' military position in the western country and encourage people to secede from the union.
July 30, 1799 Regarding Officer & Surgeon Appointments for 5th Regiment, & Pinckney's Request for Family Leave James McHenry Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Informs Pinckney that the officers he recommended for the 5th Regiment have all been appointed, and sent notifications of that fact; at Pinckney's request, McHenry encloses duplicates of those letters of appointment. Promises to send a recommendation for a replacement officer to the president, as well as Lt. Col. Smith's recommendation for a regimental surgeon. Grants permission to Pinckney to...
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...
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.