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Knox Discusses the Board of Treasury's Proposals with Contractor Biddle

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CollectionSociety of the Cincinnati: Henry Knox Papers view image
Document Information
Date December 6, 1785
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Clement Biddle (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Secretary at War discusses the contract for the supply of troop rations along the Ohio with Clement Biddle.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Clement Biddle; Henry Knox; contractor; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; New York; Ohio; Allegheny; river; Treasury; ;
Keywords rations; supply; contract; papers; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
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H Knox New York
December 6th
1785
Colonel Clement Biddle
Philadelphia
H Knox
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180.000
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85

New York 6th December 1785
Dear Sir
I received your faver of the 29th ultimo. Congress have I am persuaded taken every measure in their power to prevent the depredation of the Algerenes, therefore I do not believe that they will at present think proper to fit out any armed vessels
You will find by the proposals of the board of treasury, which will be published in your papers, the places, at which the provisions will be issued on the Ohio. I hope, if you could make it beneficial to yourself that you might obtain the contract. On the commencement of the recruiting business again in Philadelphia I will apply to you to furnish the rations
I am with sincere regards Mr Biddle your affectionate
Humble servant
H Knox