Requests Order of Spirits for Western Military

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Date May 1, 1795
Author Name Tench Coxe (primary) Location: Revenue Office
Recipient Name Timothy Pickering (primary)
Summary Encloses letter from agents to purchase spirits for the western military. Requests amount needed by the western military.
Document Format Letterbook
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Related Persons/Groups Timothy Pickering; Tench Coxe; Agents; Colonel Presley Nevill; Colonel Thomas Marshall; Secretary of War; western military; agent; Treasury Department Revenue Office; ;
Related Places Revenue Office; Kentucky; Fort Pitt; Fort Washington; Wheeling; Fort Steuben; Ohio; ;
Keywords spirits; purchase; ;
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? D R O May 1 1795
Sir
I enclose to you a letter from this office to the two Agents who were engaged in 1794 to purchase the spirits which might be wanted for the Western Military supply of 1795 also the answer of one of them Col Presley Nevill. These are sent for your information: It is presumed that of Col Thomas Marshall the Agent for the purchase in Kentucky will not vary materially.
I request the favor of your to consider the subject and to furnish a note containing, 1st the whole quantity which will be wanted for the Western Military supply of [1795?] 2dly the portions thereof which you will desire to have delivered at Fort Pitt, Wheeling, Fort Washington, Fort Steuben, or any other place and 3dly, the time when men desire such portions delivered at these places respectively.
I am Sir &c
Signed T Coxe GA
The Secretary of the Department of War