Finances and Destruction of Property

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Date July 25, 1794
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Charges of Hospital Department to be examined and paid, other regular finances discussed. Noted the destruction of officers property by insurgents and lack of support in obtaining the insurgents from militia.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Craig, 08/01/1794.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Isaac Craig; comptroller; General Nevill; General Neville; Major Lenox; insurgents; Major Kirkpatrick; savages; militia; Hospital Department; Accountant; Quartermasters Department; Colonel Nevill; civil officers; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; stores; Treasury; Wheeling; Ohio River; ;
Keywords hospital stores; returns; accounts; vouchers; abstract; return of stores; property; abstract of disbursements; small boat; ;
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Pittsburg 25th July 1794
I have received your letter of the 19th Instruct. The charges against the Hospital departm at this post shall be examined and paid and the Accounts and Vouchers Transmitted to the Accountant for the war department agreeable to your instruction
I have herewith enclosed a Return of Stores for the last three months ending the 30th June 1794 together with an Abstract of Disbursements in the Quarter Master Department at this post for the last six months also ending the 30th June 1794 and I have by same Conveyance transmitted to the comptroller of the Treasury Duplicates of my return & Abstract together with Reletive vouchers and Accounts all Comprisce in three Packets under cover to you sir! I have therefore to beg of you sir to have these Packets sent to the Comptrollers Office- A return of Stores & sundry Accounts at the Post of Wheeling I have not been able to obtain Owing to the distracted state of this country
In my last I informed you of the distruction of General Nevills Property on account of holding an Office in the revenue department. But the Insurgents not satisfied with destroying His Property Continued determined on his & Major Lenox's Personal Distruction; they were therefore under a necessity of decending the OHio in a small Boat in Order to avoid numerous Parties of Armed men that had [undecipherable] laid every road with an avowed intention [undecipherable] concord in the Revenue
Law, and all those that had countenanced it .
Major Kirkpatrick for acting a Brave and Disinterested post in endeavouring to defend Genl Neville Property is denounced by those savages. Colo Nevill & myself are also threatened with destruction of Property & assassination, we are therefore under a necessity of being on our guard. The Civil Officers & officers of the militia are either unwilling to encur the displeasure of the insurgents or afraid to do their duty.
I am sir Your Obedt Huml Servt
Isaac Craig
Major Genl H. Knox
Secretary of War