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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05166
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0102] September-October 1791 
Title Arthur St. Clair to Henry Knox on the Northwest Indian War and transportation of military provisions and stores
Date 25 September 1791
Author St. Clair, Arthur (1737-1818)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Since St. Clair last wrote on 23 September, Colonel Oldham arrived with the Kentucky militia. Oldham brought a letter from General Charles Scott, which is enclosed (not included). Scott has doubts about the militia, but Oldham has been reassuring. As the militia was "called out by draught," Scott believes he will not be able to command another volunteer expedition. Speaks of a deluge of rain, which has impeded transportation of provisions and stores. The weather is better today and things are now moving. Says the Court of Inquiry has finished their business and that General Josiah Harmar has forwarded the proceedings. Will forward a duplicate at the next opportunity. Proposes to move the army on 28 September. Says he will probably send Knox one more letter from Fort Washington, as he has to still organize the militia. Docket notes that the letter was received 16 November. Written at Fort Washington.
Subjects Frontiers and Exploration  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Northwest Indian War  Northwest Territory  Westward Expansion  Militia  Conscription  Military Law  Military Provisions  Military Supplies  
People St. Clair, Arthur (1737-1818)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Cincinnati, Ohio
Theme Native Americans; Government & Politics; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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