A Profound Secret, Etc.

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Date January 14, 1798
Author Name Robert Craig (primary) Location: Mount Pleasant, Virginia
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary There seems to be a mistake in that part of the recent communication respecting Mr. Shelby attending the assembly at Knoxville. Mr. James is currently in Philadelphia doing business with Robert Morris respecting a contract they have regarding lead mines.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Robert Craig; George James; [Isaac] Shelby, late Governor of Kentucky; Robert Morris; Mr. Craig; Mrs. Allison; Mrs. McHenry; my friend Denny; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Mount Pleasant, Virginia; Knoxville; ;
Keywords indulgence; profound secret; assembly at Knoxville; contract about lead mines; ;
Key Phrases If anything is going forward it is kept a profound secret.
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[illegible] Jan 13.98
The Honourable [illegible]
James McHenry
Secrety of War
Philadla
red 15 Februrary 1798
14th January 1798 Mount Pleasant Wm County Virginia
Dear Sir, Permit me to return you my sincere thanks for the Indulgance you grant me - in writing to my friend Denny under cover to you - I have made further enquiry respecting the Information I had from Mr George James - if any thing is going forward it is kept a profound secret - I have reason to believe that there was a mistake in that part of the communication respecting Mr Shelby Late Governor of Kentucky, atending the Asembly at Knoxvill Mr James is now in Philada - his business his partly with Mr Robt Morris on a contract they had about led mines - Should you Judge it worth notice I doubt not but you can have operturnity of seeing him - Mrs Craig presents her compliments to Mrs Allison if alive & Mrs McHenry -- I am Sir with respect your most obedient servt
Robert Craig
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