McDowell describes the health of Kentucky volunteers under Governor Shelby and conditions on the campaign Harrison led against the British and Indians in Canada. He tells of the sickness and fever that has afflicted many men of the militia, and that several had died from the fever.
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.
A receipt of sale for an unidentified enslaved woman, dated September 25th, 1783. She was sold by Col. William Christian to Col. Isaac Shelby. Evan Shelby signs on behalf of Col. Isaac Shelby. The woman is only addressed as "negro wench."