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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 1, 1791 Duty of Forwarding Troops Henry Knox Isaac Craig Maj. Gen. Butler and Quartermaster descended Ohio River, duty to forward troops falls on Craig. Knox to notify Craig of troops movements.
August 9, 1793 Estimate of Expenses; Dispatches for General Wayne Henry Knox Isaac Craig Estimate of expenses will be analyzed. Notes that expenses have already exceeded estimates. Asks that dispatches for General Wayne be secretly delivered by express boat.
April 12, 1796 Sloop "William" Detained for Dispatches Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon "The Secretary of War requests that the sloop William may be detained for his dispatches which will be sent to your office this evening or tomorrow morning."
May 26, 1798 Delivery of dispatches to Captain Dale James McHenry Willings & Francis Asks that a fast sailing pilot boat be prepared to sail at a moment's notice to carry dispatches to Captain Dale.
January 30, 1795 [No. 61: The Northwestern Tribes - Communicated to the Senate] Timothy Pickering John Adams Notification that confidential dispatches from Maj. Gen. Wayne are transmitted to the Senate.
December 7, 1793 Dispatches for Major General Wayne Henry Knox Isaac Craig Directs Craig to forward dispatches for Major General Wayne. Requests report on state of Ohio River. Detachment ordered from Carlisle has not commence march.
May 8, 1795 Update on Troops Location, Request for Uniforms Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Orders given to send dragoon to Pittsburgh to received dispatches. Details of various detachments. Mentioned need for uniforms for recruits.
November 21, 1796 Ensign Lewis Carrying Dispatches Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Ensign Meriwether Lewis arrived from Detroit with dispatches from the Commander in Chief to the Secretary of War which should be forwarded immediately by a confidential person. Ensign Lewis, being such a person, has been charged with carrying the packets with the dispatches to the Secretary. He has been furnished with a horse and forty dollars for his journey.
November 29, 1793 Dispatches for Major General Wayne; Pay Matters Isaac Craig Henry Knox Dispatches for Major General Wayne will be sent forward upon arrival. boats are ready to carry the troops on the march from Carlisle. Will pay attention to instructions respecting paying the troops on the upper posts
November 30, 1796 Dispatches for Captain Bruff William Simmons [not available] Requests that Chapin give personal attention to forwarding important dispatches to Captain James Bruff at Niagara
November 29, 1794 [No. 47] Dispatches for General Wayne Henry Knox Isaac Craig Directs boat in readiness to carry dispatches to General Wayne; asks for decision on offer of the position of Commissary General.
October 27, 1791 Forwarded Dispatches and Ammunition Isaac Craig Henry Knox Dispatches, powder, shells, and lead to be forwarded with Lieut. Heartshon. Noted new buildings to house magazine and stores erected at expense of United States, and since both were to be surrendered to Turnbull and Marnie, Craig advised disassembling the buildings and selling the materials.
May 29, 1797 Cost of Public Dispatches James McHenry Stephen Rochefontaine McHenry approved the current mode of transport of public dispatches. Cost relative to horse maintenance and transport related in detail.
August 17, 1793 Money Advances; Dispatches for General Wayne; Delivery of Stores for Army Henry Knox Isaac Craig Has requested to Secretary of Treasury to advance $5000. Keep the Quarter Master General constantly informed of the sums drawn. Dispatches for General Wayne must be transmitted instantly by express boat. Transmit army stores with all dispatch.
November 22, 1793 Boat in Readiness; Dispatches to Major General Wayne; Pay Matters War Department Isaac Craig Have boat in constant readiness to receive dispatches for Major General Wayne. Captain Crawford to provide guard for boat. Discusses Joseph Howell and pay of troops.
October 24, 1794 Delays of Dispatches Matthias Slough Samuel Hodgdon Slough discusses the reasons for the delays of dispatches including the fact that he does not have a public horse at his command. He notes also that some old soldiers's clothing has been given to him by Captain Thompson.
May 29, 1797 Extra Pay for Conveying Letters and Dispatches James McHenry Stephen Rochefontaine The practice of paying a half-dollar per trip to the soldier who conveys public letters and dispatches between Peekskill and West Point is authorized by McHenry.
August 1, 1794 [No. 25] Notification of Receipt Henry Knox Isaac Craig Letter containing list of stores, abstract of expenditures, and dispatches from Major Gen. Wayne arrived. Nothing received from Major Butler.
June 18, 1794 Dispatches for General Chapin John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to provide an express to carry dispatches to General [Israel] Chapin at Canandarquay, Genesee Country.
November 4, 1795 Lose No Time Delivering the Dispatches Matthias Slough John Stagg Colonel Thompson advised the bearer to lose no time in delivering the dispatches.
June 10, 1797 Conveying Dispatches for General Wilkinson John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War wants an express ready to proceed with all possible expedition until he overtakes the Pittsburgh mail so as to convey important dispatches for General Wilkinson. The mail leaves Lancaster at five o'clock in the morning.
April 4, 1794 Important Dispatches for Major General Wayne to be Delivered Without Delay John Stagg Isaac Craig Mr. Carpenter bears important dispatches for Major General Wayne. Secretary of War requests a boat immediately, with guard, to take bearer down Ohio River to Fort Washington.
October 27, 1794 A Liberal Allowance for Carrying Dispatches Samuel Hodgdon Stephen Page Hodgdon offers Page a liberal allowance to be the express rider for Army dispatches to start on Wednesday at 10am.
May 28, 1798 Letter from the War Office to Daniel Rodney, Henry Neale, and Mr Thompson requesting pilot boat to deliver dispatches to Captain Richard Dale, Commander of Warship Ganges [not available] Daniel Rodney On the date of the initiation of the Quasi War with France, the War Office requisitions a fast sailing pilot boat for relaying naval dispatches to Captain Richard Dale aboard the Ganges. If the Ganges has passed Lewis Town, Delaware, pilot boat is to remain in readiness to convey dispatches. Assure pilot liberal compensation for service. Should something happen to Captain Dale, deliver dispatches...
June 19, 1798 Payment to William Haywood for delivery of dispatches Edward Carrington Samuel Hodgdon John Steele requests that Edward Carrington pay William Haywood for services delivering dispatches to David Henley from Richmond to Knoxville.