Illness of General Wayne and Weather Conditions

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Date December 16, 1796
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary General Wayne ill at Presque Isle, his health is of great concern and medicine is being shipped. Capt. Turner prohibited from traveling on the Ohio river due to ice.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Isaac Craig; General Anthony Wayne; Doctor Balfour; Captain Turner; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Presque Isle; Presque'isle; Ohio River; ;
Keywords medicine; express; ice;
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Pittsburg 16th December 1796
Sir
It is reported by a person who left Presque Isle on the 10th inst. that Gen. Wayne was then dangerously ill at that post. The Informant says that Doctor Balfour despairs of his Recovery. The letter received by post this day addressed to the General I have sent off by Express to Presque isle. The Express carries some medicine &c for the General.
The Ohio is still shut up with Ice. Capt. Turner is stopt by the Ice 40 miles below this place: there is now, however, an appearance of a change of weather.
I am Sir, Your Obedt Serv. I. C.
Hon'ble James McHenry, Secy of War - Phila.