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April 7, 1787 On the Road to Wyoming Pennsylvania Timothy Pickering Henry Muhlenberg Pickering has consulted with Colonel Denison on the subject of road to Wyoming. Discusses use of gaps: Water Gap of Lehigh and Wilkesbarre. Mentions Great Swamp
September 24, 1793 Jackson informs Knox that road to Boston has been blocked Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, Jackson advises Knox of road block & quarantine.
March 6, 1793 Autograph Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, advises protecting the road between Kentucky and Virginia.
April 5, 1787 Opening of Road from Nescopeck Creek to the Lehigh Timothy Pickering General Muhlenberg Pickering reports that the Assembly has approved funding for the opening of a road from Nescopeck Creek to the Lehigh. Discusses efforts to devise the best route, surveying and contracting, and road to Wyoming, Pennsylvania. Recommends that Owen be appointed a commissioner to survey the best route, noting that Owen is honest and willing to work for very little compensation.
March 31, 1793 A List of Murders and Depredations Committed by Indians William Blount [not available] A list of murders and depredations committed on the citizens of the United States by Indians during the period March 19th-31st, 1793.
January 8, 1800 Details of Encounters among Cherokee and Creek; Cumberland Road; Federal Court David Henley James McHenry Reports recent encounter with 3 Cherokees who had been to trade with Factors at Tellico. They brought news that the Creeks had killed 2 Cherokees, and these 3 were unwilling to return home by land; requested assistance to return by water. Henley requests information as to how to deal with their valuable stolen horses according to recent treaties and acts. Captain Sparks seeks compensation for...
April 3, 1794 Sundry items on the road to Pittsburgh Samuel Hodgdon James O'Hara The Commissary of Military Stores reports that one ton of sheet iron, 175 common tents, and one can stationary are on the road for Pittsburgh. O'Hara is Quartermaster General.
February 17, 1797 Labor for Road Repairs Isaac Craig James McHenry Authorized a tomb stone for Red Pole's grave. All letters addressed to A. Wayne to be transmitted to McHenry. Road to Le Boeuf and Presque Isle requires a lot of labor for repairs and Craig uncertain if garrisons at both posts can provide enough labor. Asked for approval from Pennsylvania legislature during current session for assistance with labor shortage.
November 18, 1799 Expenses Related to the Removal to Trenton James McHenry William Simmons Accounts related to extra expenses for the removal to Trenton should conform to the following principles: married men can charge for house rent, transportation of furniture, carriage hire for their familes and expenses on the road; single men can charge for the difference between board in Trenton and in Philadelphia and for stage-hire and expenses on the road.
September 26, 1797 Goods to and from Savannah and Augusta Samuel Lewis Edward Price The Secretary of War has declared that until a permanent arrangement can be made for the transportation of goods to and from Augusta and Savannah, Price can employ the persons he mentioned in his recent letter.
April 20, 1797 Quartermaster Department Arrangements for Transportation of Supplies John Wilkins, Jr. James Wilkinson Deals with Quartermaster Department affairs, including arrangements for freight transport by water and by wagon road, to serve various frontier posts.
April 28, 1791 Poor Condition of Fort and its Structures Isaac Craig Henry Knox Repairs and improvements to magazine complete, Gen. St. Clair believed it more appropriate to erect new store houses than repair the dilapidated structures. St. Clair ordered road built then left for Kentucky.
October 31, 1799 Sending Money for the 8th and 9th Regiments Caleb Swan Alexander Hamilton "The express was on the point of departure with money for the 8th & 9th Regiments when Major Bradley arrived here and informed me that Mr. Bent, Paymaster to Colonel Parker's regiment, was on the way to this place and would be here on Saturday evening which enduced me to suspend sending him as he would probably have missed the paymaster on the road and therefore in some measure defeated the...
October 4, 1797 Offer for Assistant to Builders Working on Frigate Joshua Humphreys James McHenry Expressed sympathy for Col. Claghorne and the mortifying situation of the frigate's misfortune in Boston. Offered assistance to builders of frigate. Noted that any mail for Humphreys should be delivered to Buck Tavern on Turnpike Road, proprietor named Mr. Miller.
June 1, 1799 Regulations Respecting Extra Allowances for Officers Abraham R. Ellery Commanding Officer on the Mississippi This is an explanation of the regulations regarding extra allowances for officers who have been detached on duties that oblige them to incur expenses on the road or at places where there are no military posts. For example, an officer shall receive $1.20 for man and horse for each day he must sleep at a place that is not a military post.
September 20, 1794 Ration Shortages, Fort and Road-Building in Indian Lands, and Expectation of Further Action by British & Indians. Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Notes continuing ration shortages. Describes Legion activities in last several weeks, consisting of improving fortification at Fort Defiance and cutting a wagon road between it and a new fort at "the Miami villages," Fort Miamis. Cannot explain the inaction of the British and Indians, supposing that they are perhaps waiting for reinforcements, but surmises that the British will be hard-pressed...
April 1, 1796 Pay of John James for mustering scouts and militia on Wilderness Trace, Kentucky William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $25 is due John James, Esquire for mustering and qualifying three detachments of militia on the Wilderness Road in Kentucky from Jan. 7, 1795 to Jan. 7, 1796.
June 29, 1798 Transportation of Provisions Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Various items to be forwarded shortly. Supplies for troops on the road, but since no returns were sent to War Office, Hodgdon could only guess at quantities and items required. Cask of whiskey and Stirling Madison wine for Col. Sergeant included in shipment, requested Craig forward drink.
November 12, 1799 No Other Wife but the Service William North Alexander Hamilton North affirms Hamilton's assertion that a soldier should have no other wife than the service nor should he have children nor landed property. But, since he does have a wife and children, he will bring them with him to New York since to abandon them would not befit a soldier.
March 6, 1793 Power Which Must be Granted Governor of Kentucky Rufus King Henry Knox King writes that Knox must give the Governor of Kentucky the power to protect the road between Virginia and Kentucky.
June 12, 1785 Provisions for Prisoners at Fort Stanwix Joseph Carleton Nicholas Fish Carleton has been informed by Major North that forty or fifty prisoners are daily expected to arrive at Fort Stanwix. The provisions for the prisoners, drawn by Captain Lane, are still on the road from Albany. Fish, who is apparently on that road, is to appoint someone to take charge of the provisions and ensure they reach the fort. These are the only supply for the prisoners. Carleton suggests...
October 21, 1794 Letter to the Secretary of Treasury Ephrain Blaine Alexander Hamilton Ephraim Blaine writes that, as the army is to march and the Quartermaster General to take immediate charge, he concludes that his services will no longer be necessary. Blaine will thus conclude his business in a few days. He will lay in sufficient supplies at the encampment, and take charge of the magazines of forage at Timothy Ryan's estate upon the Pennsylvania road to Carlisle. There are 3000...
November 4, 1792 Troops Taken Prisoner, Information Gathered, Situation Unsafe for Travel James Wilkinson Henry Knox Wilkinson now commanding Fort Hamilton provided intelligence gathered by Lieut. Gaines during his outing with a search party for captured soldiers. Kentucky volunteers and pack horses to arrive at Fort Jefferson tomorrow, main road unsafe for travel.
October 22, 1794 Clothing Delivery Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Transport of military clothes to delivery point along route to Pittsburgh; mentions recruiting service. Deliver to Col Mentges.
March 30, 1798 Instructions to Proceed to Knoxville to Finish Treaty with Cherokees James McHenry John Steel Instructions to negotiate treaty with Cherokee Indians. Secondary options for desirable land trade listed. Cherokees to be guaranteed payment in farm goods or money. United States to become sovereign over Indian nation.