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Delivery of Dispatches

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CollectionTennessee State Library and Archives: James Robertson Papers view image
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Date June 16, 1797
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Dispatches to be sent via confidential hand to Fort Washington within 2 hours time anticipates it will take less time by land than by boat on the Ohio river. Requests answer on abandoning buildings located at Wheeling.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Isaac Craig; Clement Biddle; Commander in Chief; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Fort Washington; Ohio river; Wheeling; Fort Pitt; ;
Keywords dispatch; mail boat; confidential hand; express; Ohio mail; buildings; ;
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Pittsburg 16 June 1797
I have this moment received your letter of the 9 & 10th inst. together with the Packets therein - severally mentioned and which I shall without delay of more than two hours send by a confidential hand express to Fort Washington by which means it is probable these dispatches will be delivered several days sooner than by the Ohio Mail boat.
At ten oclock this morning an express arrived from the Commander in Chief at Fort Washington with three Packets addressed to you which are herewith enclosed together with a letter addressed to Clement Biddle esq.
As I have not yet had the pleasure of an answer to my letter of the 19th ultimo respecting the Buildings erected at the expence of the U.S. at this place and at Wheelen I have to beg your attention to it at a leisure moment.
i am Sir Your Obed Serv
Hon James McHenry
Sec'y of War