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Regarding Camp Kettles and Other Supplies

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CollectionUnited States Military Academy: Letterbook No.2 West Point 1786-90 view image
Document Information
Date February 3, 1790
Author Name William Price (primary) Location: West Point
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Informs the Secretary at War that he has tried the tin intended to make camp kettles and that he has contracted with Mr. Morrow to make 40 of them. Tells Knox that if he believes that more than 40 camp kettles are required, this can be done. Also mentions that he has straw and bowls for the troops. Finally he forwards the Returns of Ordnance and Quartermaster Stores for the month of January.
Document Format Letterbook
Document Notes Cites Knox to Price 01/20/1790
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; William Price; James Morrow; Manon; Captain Burbeck; Henry Burbeck; companies;
Related Places West Point; Springfield; ;
Keywords tin; store; camp kettles; straw; bowls; contract; buckets; wood; cords of wood; return of ordnance; return of quartermasters stores; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
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West Point February 3d 1790
Sir/
I have received your letter of 20th Ultimo--and have [undecipherable cross out] tried the tin that is in store which will answer to make the Camp Kettles--and have contracted with Mr. Morrow to make 40 at three shillings cash, which with the 10 that Captain Burbeck has on hand will Complete the the Companies--
If you should think proper to have any more Camp Kettles made [undecipherable cross out] at this time they can be done--I mention this, because Mr. Morrow does not make them himself, and perhaps the man that works with for him may be gone when we shall want them another time---
I have also got [undecipherable] and Bowles for the hoops--the Muskets I shall have made as soon as possible--
The wood that we have on hand (which is 38 cords) will not be sufficient to last the Troops that we have at present to the last of April--which is 1 Officer & 100 men besides the Guard--and Lieut Pierce informs me that he expects one or two officers with 50 or 70 men in a few days from Springfield from what Captain Burbeck has informed him-- Their wants 15 Cords to make at for the present Number--if you should think proper to have that, or more purchased, I can get it now while the [slighting?] Lasts
I now forward the Return of Ordnance and Quarter Masters stores for the month of January 1790.
I am Sir &c
The Honorable
Major Genl Knox
Secretary at War--