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August 24, 1792 Wayne's Legion Ready in the Spring Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne declares his readiness to confront the full force of Indians by the following Spring [1793] and expresses more confidence in his ability to defeat the Indians than in an inconclusive peace.
October 29, 1794 [Answer to question regarding the Indian War] Unknown Author [not available] Gave reasoning for pursuing the present Indian War. Discussed the preservation of society. Details on how society has united to provide cohesive, supportive environment and western settlers are protecting their land and themselves. Open force is the only method to oppose the "barbarous savages".
July 21, 1790 Request for Assistance with Supply Contractors Henry Knox Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox requests that Otho Williams assist contractors in sending supplies to General Josiah Harmar's army in the Northwest Territory. Harmar writes that he is having to pay out of his own purse for meat, and that some other means will have to be found for supply, if force is employed against the savages.
June 4, 1799 Significance of Military Force Maintained by the U.S. James McHenry Theodore Sedgwick McHenry stresses that he considers the preservation of internal peace and a due respect for the rights of the U.S. by foreign nations to be inextricably connected with the actual military force maintained by the U.S. If that force is found to be insignificant, good intentions will not be encouraged nor hostility much deterred.
August 5, 1788 Regarding the insurgents who apprehended Pickering and the need for military force Peter Muhlenberg Timothy Pickering Requests that Pickering give opinion as to whether armed force is necessary to restore order and good government.
November 1, 1790 Judge Pendleton discusses war, land, and treaties with Knox Nathaniel Pendleton Henry Knox Letter, discusses land companies; discusses settlers' aggression toward Indians; war for profit; describes the Combined Society.
March 18, 1800 Military Force in Stopping Vessels Staats Morris Alexander Hamilton Capt. Morris observes that his command is often asked to use military force in stopping vessels, containing fugitives, or quelling mutinies and wants to know the government's orders regarding these kinds of actions.
March 18, 1799 Enough Force to Awe the Disaffected Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton warns against the deployment of an inadequate force. Sufficient strength must be displayed to inspire respect and to awe the disaffected. Thus will be avoided the magnification of a riot into an insurrection.
October 13, 1788 Orders to Seize and Confine Any Villains Involved in Murder at Sullivan's Station Josiah Harmar John Francis Hamtramck Harmar orders Hamtramck to seize and confine the Gross Tete, or any other villains involved in murder at Sullivan's station. Notes the attack on Lieutenant Peters' detachment. Hopes the new government shall not tamely suffer subjects of US to be murdered. Savages are hatching a plan of mischief. Has detached force to protect Captain Hutchins in his survey of the exterior lines of Cutler and...
April 28, 1793 Recovering Three Captured Negro Men Thomas Jefferson Beverley Randolph Jefferson discusses three Negro men that have been captured by Indians and whether or not they can be recovered. He observes that it is not a question of whether they are slave or free but whether they shall remain among the savages or in the country of their birth or connections. Mr. Innes is willing to meet any reasonable expense that will attend their recovery.
December 12, 1798 Certification of payments; Death of Isaiah Matthews William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $18 pay to Private Isaiah Matthews, 4th Sub Legion, killed by the savages on 3 September 1796 to be paid to attorney Lewis B. Morris for Jesse Matthews, father of Isaiah Matthews.
[not available] [Address of the General Assembly of Virginia] General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia John Adams Address to the President concerning Virginian support of war against Indians who had attacked the western frontiers.
August 1, 1793 Savages Against Savages William Blount Henry Knox Governor Blount and General Pickens discuss the implications of building a post at the mouth of the Bear Creek which may help to cut off water communication between the northern and southern Indians. They mention the benefits that may incur by enlisting the Chickasaws and Choctaws in the war against the Creeks who might be joined by the Cherokees.
July 11, 1792 State of the Tribes in the Northwest Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam explains the situation with the sundry western tribes, the necessity of protecting frontier inhabitants, and the possible intervention of the British in support of the Indians. If the British intend to support the Indians, they should be confronted by the United States on Lake Erie.
July 9, 1792 Hostile Disposition of the Savages Endangers the Hay James Wilkinson Henry Knox Wilkinson reports on an Indian attack and his measures to protect his hay supplies
October 10, 1794 Contemporary Copy of Letter, James Wilkinson to Henry Knox James Wilkinson Henry Knox Letter, informs re sketch of the country; discusses rank in the army; discusses Foreign influence on the frontiers.
April 7, 1790 Indian Attacks on Ohio River James Wilkinson Josiah Harmar Relates several stories of Indian attacks on travelers on Ohio River, states Indian party must be disbursed for safety and security of region.
April 16, 1787 On the disposition of the savages and usurpation of public lands by armed men Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox relays report from Colonel Harmar at Fort Pitt. Harmar is touring posts on Ohio River. Has had conferences with General Butler. Matters seem to bear a more favorable aspect with savages than hitherto. Major Wyllys reports on the usurpation of public lands by armed men, which deserves attention of Congress.
June 4, 1797 Menacing Aspect of the Savages James Wilkinson James McHenry General Wilkinson warns that there are unmistakable signs that the Indians are preparing for war, including the murder of two white men on the Ohio.
January 8, 1791 Aid from the General Government Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Following an Indian attack in which fourteen people were killed, Putnam pleads for additional money and resources from the General Government to protect against future attacks.
May 30, 1794 Expedition against hostile Indians Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War concerning hostile Indians in the Northwest Territory, particularly those assembled at Roche de Bout at the foot of the Rapids of the Miami of the Lake. Mentions Governor John Graves Simcoe of Upper Canada, who is commanding a force in support of the tribes.
August 5, 1798 Bounty for Recruits James Read William Simmons Read sends a small chart showing the amounts of the bounty awarded to four recruits combined for a total of eighteen dollars.
January 5, 1797 Request for Information on Donation of Land Robert Lyon William Simmons Lyon needs to know if he is entitled to a donation of land from the Honorable Congress as his role as Supernumery Lieut. of the 6th Regiment. Lyon refered Simmons to his muster rolls for a record of his merit. He cited his stay as a prisoner of the savages and British in Canada as proof.
April 24, 1797 Pay of Private Christopher Sandiford, Indian captive Peter Hagner James McHenry Certification that $75 is due Christopher Sandiford, a private in Captain Cribb's late company of levies, being his pay for 1793 and 1794, part of the period he was in captivity with the savages, and which was short calculated in his account report.
August 16, 1793 Wayne to Continue War Preparations While Not Antagonizing Indians; Reasons for Not Launching Supporting Movement Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Wayne is to continue to make appropriate preparations for war without unduly alarming the Indians, thereby rendering the position of the peace Commissioners dangerously precarious. The reasons are expressed as to why the President has not approved Wayne's proposal for a collateral expedition from the upper parts of the Ohio to the rapids of the Miami.