Letter from the Secretary of War

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Date June 9, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary)
Recipient Name Butler (primary)
Summary Alerts Butler that Samuel Hodgdon is on his way to Fort Pitt and should be able to supply the campaign. There should be enough flour for Butler's post, but they will have to rely on live cattle for meat. Major Butler has been appointed to the Eastern Battalion. Colonel Proctor's mission failed, so General Scott's expedition will go forward; Butler is to send copies of Proctor's dispatches to General St. Clair. Knox encloses a confidential estimate of troops. The recruiting service has not been successful, and so they might have to raise troops in Fayette.
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