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Regarding Massachusetts Troops to Be Raised, and the Convoluted Transportation of Clothing to Springfield

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Date December 16, 1789
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Jeremiah Wadsworth (primary) Location: Hartford
Summary Troops will be raised in Massachusetts and rendezvous at Springfield. No ships are traveling to Hartford before 1790, and states that he has had to put the clothing destined for Springfield on a vessel bound for New Haven instead. Asks that Wadsworth pay for the clothings' transportation from New Haven to Hartford, and then arrange for transportation from that place to Springfield, apologizing for the inconvenience.
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Related Persons/Groups Jeremiah Wadsworth; Henry Knox; Burbook; Burbeck; Savage; Peleg Sandford; Captain Bryant; ;
Related Places Hartford; War Office; Massachusetts; Springfield; New Haven; ;
Keywords recruiting; rendezvous; vessels; shipping; clothing; transportation; ;
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Genl KnoxDecr 16th 1798
The HonorableJeremiah Wadsworth EsquireHartford
HKnox
War Office Decr 16. 1789
Sir
It is decided that Burbeeks and Savages companies shall be recruited in Massachusetts.-- The rendevouz to be at Springfield.-- If find that no more vessells will this year go to Hartford-- I am therefore under the necessity of Shipping the clothing for New Haven to Mr. Peleg Sandford by a vessell which will sail tomorrow morning-- I have directed Mr. Sandford to forward the clothing to you at Hartford and that you will pay the transportation from New Haven to Hartford--
I will thank you to transport the clothing to Springfield addressed to Capt Bryant-- I ask pardon for the trouble I am constrained to give you.--
I amSirYour MostObedient ServantHKnox
Honble Jerh Wadsworth Esqr