Mail Robbery

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Date July 28, 1794
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Package from Head Quarters delivered by boatman, now sent forward in the care of Ensign Sample under safe guard due to robbing of mail at Pittsburgh recently. Craig enclosed duplicates of letter, returns, and abstracts that were lost in robbery.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Isaac Craig; boatman; Ensign Sample; Major Butler; Colonel Mentges; post rider; ;
Related Places Pittsburgh; Fort Washington; Wheeling; Headquarters; Greensburg; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords safe conveyance; robbed; packet; mail; accounts; returns; abstracts; returns of stores; ;
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Pittsburg 28th July 1794
Last night a Boatman arrived from Fort Washington by land from Wheeling, who delivered a Packet from Head Quarters which is now sent forward in charge of Ensign Semple
Major Butler being so obliging on my application as to send Mr. Semple in order if Possible to ensure a safe conveyance, & particularly as we have information that the Pittsburg mail was Robed last Saturday* morning near Greensburg, of this you will no doubt have information by Colo Mintges who sett off same day for Phila. This Robery has been particularly unfortunate to me as the mail contained Returns of Stores up to the first Instant together with an abstract & vouchers of my disbursements at this post during the last six mo. as these papers could be of no use to the insurgents I am in hopes they have suffered the post rider to carry them. I have herewith enclosed a Duplicate of my letter of that date, Duplicates of the Returns & Abstracts of Disbursements can also be made out & Transmitted it is is found necessary.
I am Sir you Obt Humbl Servt
Isaac Craig
Maj Genl H. Knox *July 26th