[PRIVATE] Request for Instructions

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Date June 5, 1794
Author Name William Rickard (primary) Location: Knoxville
Recipient Name David Henley (primary)
Summary Need guidance on how to file muster rolls. Additionally, mutineers now detained in irons, threatened the life of two men and gave goods to Indians.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Enclosed in Rickard to Henley, 06/05/1794.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups David Henley; William Rickard; mutineers; Indians; agent war department; militia; Colonel Hays; Colonel Hayes; troops; soldiers; company; Ensign Davidson; McKee; ;
Related Places Knoxville; Cumberland; Territory Southwest of Ohio River; Tennessee; New London; Virginia; ;
Keywords clothing; instructions; muster; muster rolls; inspection; provisions; linen overalls; sergeant's clothing; music's clothing; woolens; medicine; bottles; leak; elister pipe; medicine chest; threaten the life; ;
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David Henly esquire
Agent of the War Department
Territory Sth Wes of the Ohio
5 June 1794
Wm Rickard
Knoxville June 5th 1794
Inclosed are the Muster Rolls, Inspections and Provisions for the present Month.
On the 2d instant I received part of the Company cloathing, and a Medicine Chest. The remainder and most material part of the cloathing are yet at, or near New London in Virginia such as the Shirts, Hatts, Vests, and the Serjeants and Music's cloathing.
I have engaged a Man of a good name to bring them on in Seven Weeks to be at this place. Forty seven pairs of Linen Overalls Twenty two pairs of Woollens and six Blankets are unfit for service by being wet and ruined on the roads.
A considerable part of the Medicine has leaked out of the Bottles and no Tube to the Elister pipe sent in
the Medicine Chest.
I continue to file the Muster Rolls of the Militia in your Office as usual
I am Sir
with respect and esteem
Your Obt. Servant
Wm Rickard.
David Henley esquire
Agent of the War Department
Knoxville 3 June 1794
William Rickard
David Henly Esqr
June 5th 94
Colonel Henly -
I want your directions respecting the Militia Muster Rolls of this place as well as a large bundle from Colonel Hayes of Cumberland received in April last -
My cloathing are detained on the road - & the troops have not less than eleven months pay due - The militia about four or five hundred in number - Requested, partly demanded two mutineers confined in irons to be liberated policy dictated my compliance -- Fine times -- these mutineers were two soldiers of my company who threatened the life of Enss Davidson & McKee gave a few articles to some indians which was the cause -- this news is not wrote you in an official manner -
I am with respect
Your friend
Wm Rickard