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James Wilkinson letters

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-982
Abstract Small collection of correspondence and a few orders written by James Wilkinson, military officer, western land speculator, and governor of Louisiana, between 1792 and 1818.,The majority of the letters were written at Fort Washington and Fort Hamilton in Ohio and relate to Indian affairs and military operations in the Northwest Territory during the 1790's. The correspondents include quartermaster general Samuel Hodgdon, Pennsylvania militia officer John Armstrong, and Lieutenant William Simmons....
Dates: 1792-1818

Oliver Wolcott letters

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-921
Abstract Thirteen letters, Mar. 11, 1795- Dec. 11, 1800, written by Oliver Wolcott, secretary of the treasury, to David Henley, general agent for the War Dept. in the Territory of the United States, South of the River Ohio, regarding public contracts for military and Indian supplies in what is now Tennessee.,The letters contain rules and regulations regarding the administration of contracts, as well as numerous directives regarding the choice of contractors to supply both the region and the Tellico...
Dates: 1795-1800

Timothy Pickering letters

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Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-926
Abstract Correspondence, dating mainly from 1795, of the secretary of war, Timothy Pickering, primarily with David Henley, War Dept. agent in the Territory of the United States, South of the River Ohio, but also with David Campbell, William Blount, and John McNairy, regarding Indian and militia affairs in what is now Tennessee.,Much of the 1795 correspondence, including an extract of a letter to Gov. Blount and an Aug. 28, 1795, letter to Judge David Campbell, concerns the U.S. refusal to support the...
Dates: 1795-1798; Majority of material found in 1795 - 1795

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Correspondence -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 1751-1800 2
Indians of North America -- Tennessee -- Government relations -- Sources 2
Military supplies -- History -- 18th century -- Sources 2
Tellico Blockhouse Site (Tenn.) -- History -- 18th century -- Sources 2
Cherokee Indians -- Government relations -- Sources 1
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Henley, David 2
United States. Department of the Treasury 2
Wolcott, Oliver 2
Armstrong, John 1
Blount, William 1