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Transportation Routes to Northwestern Posts

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CollectionTennessee State Library and Archives: James Robertson Papers view image
Document Information
Date October 13, 1797
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Letter on transportation to Northwestern posts via Lake Erie received. Craig believed travel through Presque Isle, Le Boeuf, Franklin and Pittsburgh was a better choice. Craig cited a frozen lake as prohibitive to transportation of stores. Craig also received information that several portages on Albany/Schenectady route were frequently delayed. Mentioned land purchase at Mingo-Bottom.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Craig to Hodgdon, 10/27/1797.
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Isaac Craig; Colonel; Thomas Forrest; Quartermaster General; ;
Related Places Pittsburgh; Philadelphia; Lake Erie; waters; post; Northwestern posts; North; Western; territory; frontier; Pittsburg; Franklin; Presque Isle; Presque'isle; Le Boeuf; Germantown; Mingo-Bottom; land; ;
Keywords provisions; letter; ;
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