Regarding the Forwarding of Stores, Equipment Alterations & Powder Cask Contract

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Date June 26, 1788
Author Name William Price (primary) Location: West Point
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Reports forwarding of stores for New Jersey recruits and for Fourth of July celebration. Discusses alteration of bayonet belts and powder cask contract.
Document Format Letterbook
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; William Price; Isaac Garrison; New Jersey recruits; cooper; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places New Jersey; New York; West Point;
Keywords bayonets; powder; casks; Fourth of July celebration; waist belts; pay; stores; 4th of July; invoice; powder casks; ;
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West Point June 26th 1788 -
I received your Letters of 19th Instant, an 24th, And Now forward By Mr. Huac Garrison the stores you directed for the New Jersey Recruits, And for the Celebration of 4th of July Next, Agreeable to the Enclosed Invoice- I have Sent Buff waist Belts, for the Bayonets, as they can be easily altered - And I Supposed they would answer the Purpose better than Black Ones- I made an agreement with the Cooper to pay him for the two hundred Powder Casks, On the 1st of Decmeber next- I am sir &c
Honorable Major General Knox Secretary at War