Letter from the Directors of the Ohio Company

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Date January 4, 1788
Author Name Rufus Putnam (primary) Location: Hartford
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary On behalf of the directors of the Ohio Company, Rufus Putnam applies to the Secretary at War for military protection of frontier settlements.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Rufus Putnam;
Related Places Hartford; ;
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Copy of Letter
to Genl Knox
Jany 4th 1788
Hartford 4th Jany 1788
Sir
The Directors of the Ohio Company take liberty to apply to you for that protection to the infant Colony setting on their Purchase which the number and situation of the Troops under your Direction will admit, the United States by whose authority the settlement is warranted, we believe are disposed to aford us every Support which is within their power; the Survey of the towns within the purchase is interesting to them as well as well as to the Company, this cannot be effected with Security without the aid of small guard, to attend the Surveyor & we therefore in behalf of the Company request you to give such orders to the officer commanding the Troops near Muskingum as will insure to the settlers & surveyors the guard & protection which may be necessary for them.
We are with great Respect yr. obedt. Servts