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I have had the honor of receiving the Presidents instructions concerning my assuming the direction of the expedition against the Southern Indians, communicated in a Letter of the 7th of this Month from the Department of War, in consequence whereof I am making arrangements for taking a position nearer to the scene of action, from whence I may give a general direction to the three Corps who are...
§ Thomas Pinckney to John Armstrong. 18 November 1813, Charleston, “Head Quarters Sixth District.” “I have the honor of transmitting Copies of the Letters mentioned in mine of 16th inst. “I purpose leaving Charleston tomorrow on my route to Milledgeville.” RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 107, LRRS , P-299:7). 1 p. Marked in an unidentified hand: “Shown to the President.” Pinckney enclosed a copy...
I have employed this morning in researches with a view to the arrangement of our financial concerns in this quarter, the want whereof appears to have kept inactive three thousand of the Militia of this State, more than two months while provided and to be paid by the United States, & if not remedied may defeat the views of Government in this Expedition. The result of my enquiries has been a...
I reached this place on Saturday last, having conferred with the late Governor Mitchell who resides within ten miles of the Town. Since I have been here I have had interviews with Governor Early and with Col: Hawkins, and have obtained from them and from a number of Persons who are now assembled here at the Session of the Legislature all the information on the subject of the Indian Expedition...
I have the honor to inform you that the time of service of the Quota of the militia of the State of Georgia now on the Indian Expedition will expire in little more than two months; and that the remainder of that Quota amounts to between five & six hundred men, and being situated on the Sea Coast cannot with propriety be brought to this service. As the dismissal of these Troops before the...
Having observed that complaints were made against the Contractor for this State, I imparted to him the information contained in the Letter of the Department of the 7th of this Month, that, “there has been no deficiency of Funds in the hands of the Contractors since the Expedition was first authorised” —and called upon him for an explanation in consequence whereof he wrote to me the Statement...
§ Thomas Pinckney to John Armstrong. “Head Quarters Sixth & Seventh Districts—Fort Decatur Talipoosa,” 18 April 1814. “I have the honor of forwarding to you Copies of the continuance of my correspondence with the Commanding Officers [ illegible ] in the Creek War. I have overtaken at this Post one battalion of the North Carolina Militia, wherewith I shall march to join the remainder of the...
I have visited this post with a view of making some necessary arrangement relating to the Indian Expedition, after which I shall return immediately to Milledgeville in expectation of receiving your Instructions; the return of my Express from General Jackson, & from Govr Blount and of attending to the arrangement of the supplies by water for the Troops in the Nation. As we may hope that this...
§ Thomas Pinckney to James Monroe. 20 July 1814, “Head Quarters Sixth District Charleston.” “I have the honor of inclosing the Copy of a Letter received by the last mail from Colonel Hawkins. Although by the tenor of my instructions as Commissioner of the military Affairs of the United States in East Florida my agency is confined to that Province I have thought it right to forward this...