Construction and Insurrection

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Date October 24, 1794
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Agreeable to orders, musket cartridge making will commence with expediency. Updates on building/ construction taking place under T. Butlers direction due to insufficient space at Fort Fayette. All expenses related to construction are a result of insurrection. Noted that the insurgents might pretend to adhere to laws to prevent army from suppressing their actions.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Isaac Craig; garrison; Thomas Butler; Colonel Butler; insurgents; troops; army; leaders of the insurrection; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Fort Fayette; commissary store house; block house; oven and bake house; stores; general house; general store house; frontier; territory; ;
Keywords musket cartridge; stores; supplies; arms; armaments; oven and bake house; barracks; block house; expenditures; ;
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Pittsburgh, 24th October 1790
Sir

I have Received your Letter of the 18 thInstant, [undecipherable] equitable to you Letter [undecipherable] the cause, the [undecipherable] Cartridges Mahony hall be Cary ul au Expeditiously as pascilles
In my Letter to you of the 26thof September, & Assured to you that in lone equence of the Legislature in this Country, the Garrison of Fort Layette, had been augmented, the Barrack them [undecipherable] sufficient to accommodate all the Troops, I am therefore at the particular Request of Col. Butte making an Addition to the Barracks, and have a Erected a Block House, which stands in the South West Bastian, the Lower Stay of the Bastian is to serve as a Commissary Store House, it was also found necessary to Build an Oven & Bake House, and a Guard House, these Buildings notwithstanding I have Carried them on with the Skeletal Economy will Considerably increase the Expenditures, at the Post, all this additional Expence has been Occasioned by the leaders of the Insurrection, the principle of which I am apprehensive will Escape punishment, by either Assembly Or by deceiving Government into an Opinion, that the Country is in a State of Submission to the Laws in order to prevent the approach of the Army, while in much dreaded by the Insurgents, but, which, is Essentially, necessary to the Execution of the Laws of the United States
I am with Respect
Sir Your Obet Humble Servt
Isaac Craig
Honble
Major General Henry Knox
Secretary of War
Philidelphia