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Interception of French Documents, Sale of Information to British

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionDetroit Public Library: Anthony Wayne Papers view image
CollectionPrinted Version only (no image)
MicrofilmHistorical Society Of Pennsylvania: Anthony Wayne Papers (no image)
PublicationKnopf, Richard C., ed. Anthony Wayne, A Name In Arms: The Wayne-Knox-Pickering-McHenry Correspondence. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1960. (no image)
Document Information
Date August 29, 1796
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Head Quarters, Detroit
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Lieut. Taylor returned from trip to Fort Knox with letters from France that had been intercepted on en route to Fort Vincennes. Some object/document sold to the British government. Accounts mentioned. Enclosed extract from letter by Capt. Pike regarding repairs. No news on "royal chest" mentioned in letter 28th ultimo.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes document contains intriguing information but copy is largely illegible.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Anthony Wayne; Lieutenant Taylor; Captain Pasteur; Commandant; France; Collet; Collot; DeCollot; Don Carlos; Hamilton; British Government; President; member of Congress; Adet; Lacasagne; Delaware; emissary; Lormee; Captain Pike; Swan; Paris; ;
Related Places Head Quarters; Detroit; Fort Knox; France; Fort Vincennes; Port Vincennes; Massac; Mississippi; Front Street; ;
Keywords packet of letters; implication; levee; account; enclosed extract; repair; royal chest; chest; sale; documents; interception; ;
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