Military order written by Isaac Shelby from the camp at the mouth of portage upon Lake Erie. He states that the troops are to start heading to Franklinton, Ohio, the following morning to be mustered out of service. He gives orders to call roll, once there, in order to determine deserters and to have weapons removed from the soldiers. He also commends the officers and soldiers who served and reminds them to remain disciplined as they march back to be mustered out.
A letter from Isaac Shelby in which he informs Henry Knox that two more people have been killed by Southern Indians since his last letter. He expects attacks by the Creek and Chickamauga as soon as winter breaks. Again requesting power to raise men and defend the state, Shelby calls for a large number of influential officers to accompany the expedition.
In his 10 January 1794 letter to Knox, Shelby states that frontier areas of Kentucky are defenseless. He anticipates major forays into Kentucky by the Native Americans in the spring, and says the present situation can be traced back to the failure of the "late intended expedition." He states the regular army is not capable of stopping them, and requests that the President make provisions for the defense of Kentucky by investing Shelby with the proper powers to raise militia and mounted volunteers for a series of three expeditions into the Indian country northwest of the Ohio River. He writes that General Wayne is not in a position to defend Kentucky's frontiers and Kentuckians are confident that they can defeat the Indians if given permission to try.