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Date May 10, 1794
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name James O'Hara (primary)
Summary General accounting, supply information. Knox wants the system of delivering the whiskey to be examined; he thinks there is something defective in the arrangements at Forts Steuben, Washington, and Knox. The revenue officer at Wheeling needs a boat.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Largely illegible.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James O'Hara; Henry Knox; revenue officer; commanding officer; ;
Related Places War Department; Fort Washington; Fort Steuben; Fort Knox; Wheeling; Ohio River; ;
Keywords whiskey; defective; spirits; boat; ;
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War Department
May 10th 1794
Notwithstanding your belief that the receipt and delivery of the Whiskey is well arranged yet as it may be otherwise, and as you are going to the Army I request that you would [illegible] to examine into the whole business and see it precisely and punctually counted according to the [sistem?] transmitted to you in in 1790.
It has been suggested that there is something defective in the arrangements at Fort Washington Steuben and Knox.
Direct that the Quarter Masters for posts, receive and distribute the spirits according to your directions.
A Boat must be provided for the Revenue Officer at Wheeling, and the Commanding Officer at that post must afford him all proper assistance in the [outline?] of his duty.
In your passage down the Ohio , I request you to inspect into this subject and give the orders herein issued.
I am Sir Your Obedt Servt
signed H Knox
Jas O'Hara
Mr Genl