Ice and Travel

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Date December 15, 1797
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary River will be navigable shortly, Major Freeman to travel with his troops tomorrow.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Isaac Craig; Constant Freeman; troops; company; Major Freeman; ;
Related Places Pittsburgh; Philadelphia; river; ;
Keywords ice; ;
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Pittsburg 15th December 1797
Sir, Major Freeman's Detachment is still detained here by the ice, which is this moment broken up & I expect in a few days the river will again be navigable. Major Freeman was prepared to set off by Land this morning but found the river impassable & therefore will embark with the Troops as soon as it is practicable.
I am Sir, Your Mos. Obed. Serv
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Jame McHenry Secy of War