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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 17, 1794 Pay of Sundry Troops in the Wilderness of Kentucky Joseph Howell Isaac Shelby Funds have been transmitted to Thomas Love, paymaster to the Kentucky Volunteers, for the pay of sundry troops stationed under Gov. Shelby's authority in the Wilderness of his State.
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.
October 27, 1795 Pay of John James for mustering scouts and militia on Wilderness Trace, Kentucky William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $90.00 is due John James for his services in mustering the Scouts and Militia at the different posts of the Wilderness Trace in the State of Kentucky during 1793 and 1794.
April 1, 1796 Pay of Detachments on the Wilderness Trace, Kentucky, called into service by Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $4,064.64 is due three detachments of militia stationed on the Wilderness Trace in Kentucky, called into service by Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky.
March 4, 1792 Pay for the Troops, Etc. Henry Gaither Samuel Hodgdon Nothing of consequence happened on Gaither's march from Fort Washington home. Only his horse was tired and was left in the wilderness which caused some difficulty but he arrived in Elk Ridge on January 6th and found all was well. Gaither inquires as to when and how the troops are to be paid.
April 23, 1795 Sum Due Captain Maxwell Biner William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that the sum of $16.22 is due Captain Maxwell Biner for the subsistence of William Smith, a private, 4th Sub Legion, who accompanied him through the wilderness from December 1794 through March 1795.
July 17, 1798 Transportation Problems, Unfriendly Indians in the Northwest Territory Henry Bedinger Samuel Hodgdon While discussing a number of transportation and supply matters, Bedinger expresses his concern that Major Elias Langham has not returned. He hopes that no accident may have befallen him during his passage through the wilderness. Some of the Indians of the Northwest Territory are not as friendly as they have been in the past.
May 1, 1791 Exercise of Your Highest Exertions Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Knox reminds Hodgdon of his many important responsiblities during the upcoming campaign and stresses that Hodgdon's future reputation depends on his performance as Quartermaster to an army of great activity in a wilderness.
August 12, 1794 Pay of the Army and Contingencies of the War Dept. Joseph Howell Alexander Hamilton The Secretary of War has requested $5000 for the Pay of the Army, for rations supplied to posts in the Wilderness, and for the contingencies of the War Department.
November 26, 1796 Description of Horse Offered for Sale Peter Hagner Samuel Hodgdon Hagner describes the horse he is selling for $150 as follows: he is a Chestnut Sorrell, about seven years old and fifteen hands high. He is from the Army and, according to Major Peters, performed well during a journey of 1100 miles through the wilderness.
April 29, 1794 Relations with Six Nations General Israel Chapin Henry Knox Letter from General Chapin to the Secretary of War regarding proceedings with the Six Nations.
May 17, 1794 Pay for Kentucky Volunteers of 1793 Henry Knox Isaac Shelby The Secretary of War submits pay for troops under the authority of Isaac Shelby.
May 21, 1792 Pay Account of Major General Arthur St. Clair Joseph Howell Unknown Recipient Account and expenses of Major General Arthur St. Clair.
December 22, 1791 Maria Butler speaks of the death of General Butler to Washington Maria Butler George Washington Letter, discusses death of Butler; discusses pioneeers and frontier life; discusses militia and protection of the frontier.
November 1, 1792 Wilkinson Sends Keg to Knox James Wilkinson Henry Knox Sends Knox a keg of fish, responds to Knox's letters from august.
August 9, 1797 Regarding a Spanish Spy N. Hunter James McHenry Describes evidence of a Spanish spy or agent and discusses the possibility of a Spanish alliance with Indians against the United States.
February 6, 1796 Enclosed Act Regarding Pay of Militia Isaac Shelby Timothy Pickering Kentucky State Legislature passed act regarding pay of militia, as a consequence Shelby enclosed pay rolls for state militia. Details on rations supplied.
April 20, 1793 Attacks by Marauding Indians William Blount Henry Knox Blount reports on a recent series of murderous attacks by marauding Indians.
August 21, 1794 Disruptions from the Whiskey Rebellion George Washington Alexander Hamilton President Washington writes Secretary Hamilton from Germantown, Pennsylvania regarding questions about the feasibility of sending two months of pay for troops, in light of the ongoing Whiskey Rebellion. Washington advises that such a move be delayed, at least until the commissioners who were sent into the insurgent counties make their report. At present, however, it is too hazardous to send the...
January 31, 1790 Pierce inquires about bounty lands to Knox Joseph Pierce Henry Knox Letter, asks for bounty lands.
May 21, 1785 Indian Attacks Arthur Campbell Patrick Henry Arthur Campbell sends to the Governor of Virgina, Patrick Henry, a letter conveying his fears of Indian attacks along the frontier settlements of Virginia.
September 9, 1794 War with the Indians James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon [Partly illegible] O'Hara discusses a recent battle with the northwestern Indians and observes that the Indians, with all the force that they could possibly collect , were defeated so decisively that he hopes they will be impelled to come forward with overtures for peace.
November 8, 1793 Whether Officers' Families Entitled to Quarters Henry Knox Isaac Craig Has not heard from Major General Wayne. Mentions dispatches borne by Ensign Morgan. It would afford satisfaction to be able to legally direct that officers' families be furnished with quarters, but there is no law authorizing. If there are unoccupied public barracks or rooms at Pittsburg, the families may occupy.
January 23, 1799 Agreement to take Madame Wilkinson from Cincinnati to Natchez Boatmen [not available] Subscribers sign an agreement to carry out their duties as boatmen in Quartermaster's Department under Captain Joseph Collins, commanding the boats for Madam Wilkinson from Cincinnati to Natchez. Document also outlines pay and provisions for the return trip, as they journey back through the wilderness.
September 5, 1796 Enclosed Letters from Winston and Quartermaster General on Expenses Anthony Wayne James McHenry Expenses related to readying dragoons, and "wretched state" of cavalry detailed. Indian goods to be received which will hopefully assuage the "red Children".