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Provisions and Supplies

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CollectionUnited States Military Academy: Letterbook No.2 West Point 1786-90 view image
Document Information
Date June 18, 1788
Author Name William Price (primary) Location: West Point
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Discusses various provisions and supplies with the Secretary at War. Acknowledges that he has received his previous letter enclosing the invoice for 134 suits of clothes. Old carriages are being burnt and the iron stored. Mr. Morrow wishes to purchase some of the old cartridge boxes.
Document Format Letterbook
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; William Price; Ketcham; Ketchum; James Morrow;
Related Places West Point; fort; ;
Keywords invoice; suits of clothes; clothing; blanket; boxes; carriages; iron; order; iron ordnance; skids; purchase; cartridge boxes; repairing the arms; certificate; transporting; ;
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West Point June 18th 1788
I have Received your Letter of 10th Instant, with the Invoice of One hundred and thirty four Suits of Cloth, - by Mr Ketchum -
After Counting the Clothing, [undecipherable] it all right, but One Blanket, which is wanting - which I think was miscounted in the packing as the Boxes appeared never to have been Opened since they was first packed up -
As I took it be your Intention when here, to have all the old Carriages Burnt, and the Iron Stored - I have begun upon them and will thank you for an Order for so doing - Also wither I shall put the Iron Ordnance out in the Fort upon Skids -
If you should think proper, Mr Morrow wishes to purchase some of the old Cartridge Boxes - upon his account of Repairing the Arms -
I have given Mr Ketchum a Certificate for transporting the Nine Boxes of Clothing - I am sir, etc. -
The Honorable Major General Knox Secretary at War -