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Request for Camp Kettles and Straw

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CollectionUnited States Military Academy: Letterbook No.2 West Point 1786-90 view image
Document Information
Date January 15, 1790
Author Name William Price (primary) Location: West Point
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Informs the Secretary at War Henry Knox that Lt. Privee has requested camp kettles and straw for his men at the garrison. Tells Knox that there are only two camp kettles at the store and that straw can be purchased for 3 to 4 pence per bundle.
Document Format Letterbook
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; William Price; Lieutenant Privee; Peiver; ;
Related Places West Point; ;
Keywords camp kettles; straw; garrison; store; pence; ;
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West Point January 15th 1790 - 43

Sir/

Lieut Pierce has made application to me for Camp Kettles and Straw for the men in this Garrison-- Their is but two Camp Kettles in store that is fit for service-- if you should think proper that straw should be provided for the men it can be got at about 3d or 4 pence per Bungle-- I wish to be in formd how much will be allowed to each man, and how often

I am sir &c

The Honorable
Major Genl Knox
Secretary at War