Council and Defending Fort Fayette

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Date August 22, 1794
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Fort Fayette
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Letters from Sec. of Treasury and Jonathan Staggs received. Results of conference between commissioners and deputies of western counties not yet known. Meeting with more delegates to take place at Redstone. Efforts to increase defensibility of Fort Fayette accrued unforeseen expenses not noted in estimate.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Stagg to Craig, 08/29/1794.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Isaac Craig; Secretary of Treasury; Alexander Hamilton; Secretary of War; Henry Knox; John Stagg; commissioners; deputy; deputies; contractors; Quartermaster General; ;
Related Places Fort Fayette; western frontier; Pittsburgh; War Department; county; counties; Redstone; ;
Keywords forage; deliberations; ;
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Fort Fayette 22 August 1794
Sir;
I am favoured with the Secretary of the Treasury's letter of the 13th Inst. acknowledging the Receipt of mine of the 3d to the Secretary of War.
The Commissions of Government held a Conference with Deputies from the Several Counties. Yesterday the result of their deliberation is not fully known, it is however agreed that a more numerous meeting of Delegates from the several Counties take place on Thursday next at Redstone to take into consideration the propositions made by the Commissioners of Goverment.
Every Possible exertion has been made to put Fort Fayette in the best state of Defence, which has and is occasioning a considerable additional charge against the Q M Dept not contemplated in the estimate for the year 1974. I am therefore under a necessity of requesting a remittance of five thousand Dollars as well to answer the above Purpose as to us charge several large accounts occuring for Forage &c contracted for by order of the Q M Genl
I am Sir with great respect Your Obedt Humbl Servt
Isaac Craig
Honorable Maj Genl H Knox Secretary of War