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Articles Sent to Le Boeuf Lost on Sunken Ship

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CollectionTennessee State Library and Archives: James Robertson Papers view image
Document Information
Date July 7, 1797
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Whiskey on hand to be returned. Copy of invoice of sundry articles sent to Le Boeuf sent to Hodgdon. Articles were on board a ship traveling up the Allegheny River which sunk, all articles lost.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Isaac Craig; Samuel Hodgdon; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Le Boeuf; Allegheny River; ;
Keywords whiskey; invoice; return; copy; cargo; ;
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Pittsburg 7th July 1797
Sir,
I have received your letter of the 30th ulto. respecting the Whiskey which shall be retained on hand as you have directed. I have this day transmitted to Mr Samuel Hodgon a Copy of an Invoice of Sundry articles shipped for Le Boeuf on the 27th ulto on board a boat which in ascending the Alleghany, about 60 miles advanced from this place sunk and part of her Cargo lost and all of it wet and much injured. Every possible pains have been taken to recover and preserve the public property, but I am apprehensive that even a part of the Articles recovered will be useless. I expect immediate full information on this head which shall be communicated.
I am
Sir
Your very Ob. Serv I.C.
Hon'ble
James Mc Henry
Sec'y of War
Philadelphia