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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 7, 1794 Forwarded Accounts James King David Henley Notification that accounts of militia and regulars were sent to Samuel Jackson. Reiterated request for cash. Indian attacks mentioned.
December 26, 1791 A View of the Troops Authorized by the Acts of Congress, for the Campaign of 1791. Henry Knox [not available] A detailed account of the various categories of troops authorized by Congress for the campaign of 1791.
1790 [A general estimate of the expenses which would be incurred by an expedition against the Wabash Indians. . .] Henry Knox [not available] A general estimate of the expenses which would be incurred by an expedition against the Wabash Indians, calculated upon a scale of twelve hundred regulars and twelve hundred levies. The period of the expedition four months. And also the amount of the expenses, for one year, of the proposed augmentation of the regular troops.
November 15, 1799 Repairing Fort Niagara & Friendly Relations with the British John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton Describes his plans for repairing [Fort Niagara] and discusses the friendly relations between British and American forces stationed on the Niagara River. States: "Two regiments have arrived at Quebec and the British force which will remain in Canada this winter amounts to upwards of eight thousand regulars exclusive of two provincial battalions." [Refers to the arrival of the Sixth Regiment of...
September 12, 1794 Available Ammunition John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Continental troops marching to Trenton must be furnished with ammunition. Stagg wants to know how it can be supplied in the most expeditious manner.
February 25, 1797 Concerning dragoon companies and the superiority of regulars over militia in Indian country James McHenry [not available] McHenry argues for the absolute necessity of dragoons on the Indian frontier, contending that regulars are superior to militia in this regard. McHenry calls the military establishment "deficient" and reports that the time of service for 806 soldiers will expire after 1797. These "facts," McHenry argues, mean that the bill from May 1796 on dragoon companies must be revised or repealed. McHenry...
June 26, 1791 Supply of Troops Arthur St. Clair Unknown Recipient Troops lacking supplies.
May 9, 1794 Pay Procedures for the State of Georgia Joseph Howell Constant Freeman Transmitted are a bundle of muster and pay rolls for the regulars and officers of the State of Georgia with detailed instructions for disbursing the appropriate sums.
December 8, 1790 Loan from Holland; admission of Kentucky; Northwest Indians George Washington Congress of the United States President Washington reports that Holland has provided a loan of three million florins. Kentucky is to become a state. Discusses the frequent incursions made on frontier settlements by certain banditti of Indians from the northwest side of the Ohio River. Relates that a military force consisting of regulars and militia, are making up an offensive expedition against the aggressors. The disturbed...
March 15, 1799 Preparation for an Expedition Against Insurgents James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry directs Hamilton to begin preparations for a military expedition against insurgents defying the laws of the United States in western Pennsylvania. He prefers the use of volunteer companies and regulars to militia whose members need to tend to their farms.
June 4, 1795 Accounts David Henley Joseph Howell Updates on accounts and receipts for regulars and militia along with information on items purchased for the Indian Department.
June 30, 1786 Resolution of Congress Charles Thomson Executive State of Virginia Resolution to protect citizens of Virginia against Indian attacks. Orders to dispatch two companies of militia to assist the federal military north of the Ohio.
November 8, 1790 Extract of a letter from Slater to Patterson I.T. Slater Colonel Patterson Letter, describes Indian aggression; discusses casualties.
March 23, 1793 A Widow's Request for Mr. Gilmore's Pension Joseph Howell Caleb Swan Howell is informing Swan that the widow of a Mr. Gilmore, of Captain Smyth's company, has inquired if any money is still due her late husband. "There appears to be none of Capt. Smyth's Comp." might imply that there are no records of other survivors of that unit.
June 30, 1791 Update on Troops Henry Knox Harry Innes Troops are in position and are marching for western campaign or are defending frontier post of Fort Pitt.
August 4, 1791 Immediate Assembly of Troops at Fort Washington Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Location of troops disclosed, importance of rapid gathering at Fort Washington emphasized. Relations with Western Indians discussed.
January 9, 1800 Return of the Troops in the Service of the U.S. William North Alexander Hamilton Transmitted to Hamilton are the returns of the troops in the service of the U.S. Due to the unsettled state of military affairs and the want of regular communications, the return is rendered less complete and satisfactory than could have been wished.
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."
July 14, 1791 Scott's Mission Successful, Status of Troops Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Status of troops on frontier discussed, General Scott's missions successful, but specifics of results yet to be received. Knox adamantly against war with Great Britain.
August 22, 1791 Military Report from Danville John Brown General William Irvine General Wilkinson has enjoyed some success in destroying two Indian towns but General St. Clair is struggling to secure the aid of the Kentucky militia who are averse to cooperating with the regular army.
May 12, 1797 David Henley Accounts David Henley William Simmons Various accounts and estimates of expenditures relative to Major Jackson and two other companies submitted or discussed.
May 19, 1791 Requests Congressional Law to Raise Militia Henry Knox Winthrop Sargent Refers to need for a Congressional law to outline the raising of a militia. Discusses security of upper settlements along the Ohio. Reports need to compensate Colonel Sproat.
April 7, 1791 St. Clair Detained by the Gout, Etc. Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair The recruiting of regular troops and levies appears to be successful. The friendly Indians should be conciliated following the murder by whites of several members of their tribe. St. Clair is currently hobbled by the gout. General Butler is going to Maryland and Virginia to supervise the raising of two battalions.
September 30, 1800 Simmons Writes The Secretary of War About Additional Pay Requested by Captain Isaac Guion William Simmons Samuel Dexter Captain Isaac Guion of the 3rd U.S. Regulars was called upon to act as Paymaster to the troops along the Mississippi. In this service he disbursed $63145.1. While no compensation was offered Captain Guion, he has claimed for his extra duty $660 in addition to his normal pay and benefits as an officer between the beginning of August 1797 and the end of May 1799. Simmons wishes Dexter to write...
September 15, 1791 Forward of Ammunition to Fort Washington Henry Knox Isaac Craig Know to forward lead, powder, and shells to Pittsburgh. Craig in turn to forward supplies to Fort Washington. Money to be given to Lieut. Jeffers at Fort Franklin.