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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 25, 1799 Settling the Rank of Sundry Officers Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice lists the officers of his regiment--captains, first lieutenants, and second lieutenants--in the rank order that he believes is appropriate. He willingly defers if Hamilton does not agree.
October 3, 1785 Bringing Capt. Hamtramck's Company to Full Strength Henry Knox William North Henry Knox, Secretary at War, directs Major North, Inspector of the Troops in Service, to utilize the Connecticutt quota to bring Captain Hamtramck's Company to full strength prior to movement. Major North is only to act if Lt Colonel Fish's efforts with the New York quota fail.
May 11, 1789 Federal Appointment Samuel Barrett Henry Knox Samuel Barrett solicits information regarding federal appointments from Knox. Mentioned losing his property to misfortune, and argues that he must provide for his family.
July 17, 1790 Circular Letter to the Lieutenants of Counties of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky Henry Knox [not available] Refers to order of the President to authorize power in the case of imminent danger from Indians on the western frontier. That power has now been rescinded. Experience has showed that defensive means do not succeed. Speculates that the Shawaneese and Cherokees are the banditti. Seeks to rotate authority for militia. The President is anxious to protect the frontier and will take any reasonable...
July 17, 1790 Termination of Scouts for Protection Henry Knox Colonel David Shepherd Notification letter that ended the use of scouts and patrols to protect against Indian attacks. Although the scouts were held in high esteem by the public, they are overall inefficient for protecting an extensive frontier. Militia, or rangers, will be used instead of the scouts. Knox then describes the composition of the militia to be established and regulations relating thereto.
August 23, 1796 Detailed Instructions for Commander in Georgia to Dispose Troops to Keep Peace Between Creek Indians & Georgians James McHenry Henry Gaither Notes that a treaty has been concluded with the Creek Indians reaffirming desires to live in friendship with the United States; however, asks Gaither to be prepared for contingencies. Says that the president has deemed it wise to have U.S. forces keep both the Georgians and the Creeks from intruding on each others' land and rights. Describes the extent of the land claim in question, and its value...
July 17, 1790 Termination of Scouts Employment Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Protection of western frontiers by scouts to cease upon receipt of this letter. Rangers to replace the scouts post of protecting against Indian attacks. Details on troops.
January 31, 1799 Report from the Western District James McHenry James Wilkinson General Wilkinson gives his interpretation of the affairs of the Western District during the latter part of 1798.
November 24, 1787 Describes Territory, People, Indians Surrounding Kaskaskia Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports a fatiguing march with Ensign McDowell, 30 men, and 2 Indians: Pachan, a Miami chief, and his commande, who hunted and supplied the company with meat. Describes geography. Welcomed by magistrate and inhabitants of Kaskaskia and Baptiste DeCoigne, the Kaskaskian chief, who presented him with a peace pipe. Received visits also from Peoria, Cahokia, Mitchi, and Illinois Indians. Describes...
May 22, 1797 [General Orders] James Wilkinson [not available] Directs compliance with regulations designed to make practices uniform through hierarchy of necessity.
June 15, 1788 Describes Activity Surrounding Fort Harmar, French Creek, Preparations for Indian Treaty Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Describes journey to French Creek and Captain Heart's work on his garrison and with the Seneca and Munsee. Describes geography. Discusses efforts to prepare for treaty. Refers to provisions and supplies and transportation by public expense. Reports numbers of boats and emigrants to pass through. Discusses land reserved by Congress and the lower land. Mentions dismantling of Fort McIntosh....