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Acknowledged Receipt of Goods for Trade

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Creek Factory Correspondence, RG75 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Creek Factory Correspondence, RG75 view image
Document Information
Date August 6, 1799
Author Name Edward Wright (primary) Location: Fort Wilkinson
Recipient Name John Harris (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Acknowledgment of receipt of shipment of various goods for the Indian trading post at Fort Wilkinson. He also mentions the supplies most needed by the Southern Indians.
Document Format Draft Letter
Document Notes Draft letter signed by "EW" who is most likely Edward Wright. The letter notes that Harris's letter of 9 July was received. Harris addressed a letter to Edward Wright at Fort Wilkinson dated 9 July 1799.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Edward Wright; E W; John Harris; Keeper of Military Stores; Colonel Hawkins; Benjamin Hawkins; Indians; John Clay; Captain Man; Matthew Hopkins; Mr. Price; assistant; Secretary of War; James McHenry; ;
Related Places Fort Wilkinson; Philadelphia; Savannah; Creek Factory; ;
Keywords invoice; merchandise; factory; Schooner Sea Flower; Sea Flour; irregular numbered; bales; Indian trade; powder; salt; blankets; fall; winter; goods; wagon loads; common stilyards; pair of scales and weights; hogsheads; former customs of the factory;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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No. 3.
Fort Wilkinson Aug. 6th, 1799.
Draft of a letter to Mr. John Harris, keeper of Military House Chief. of which went by Post the day it was written.
Fort Wilkinson August 6th 1799
I am [undecipherable] of the 9th of last month in me to hand by yesterday’s post, accompanied by the invoice of sundry merchandise shipped by you the 6th of July, [crossed out] for the son of the factory of this place] on board the Schooner Sea Flower, for the factory of this place should attend to the irregular numbered Bales, mentioned in your said Letter, There are Three articles very necessary for the Indian Trade, which are not mentioned in said Invoice, to [undecipherable], Powder, Salt, and Blankets. Colo. Hawkins [[crossed out] in [undecipherable] thinks] says that 1500 lb. powder and 500 lbs. of salt will not be more than a sufficiency for the ensuing Fall and Winter. The Indians are much in want of Blankets.
Three o’ clock yesterday a letter from M. Jo. Clay at Savannah, informing, that on the 20th of the same month the schooner Sea Flower captain man arrived there with merchandise for this factory, Jaho received three necessary loads of goods, I observe Mr. Clay weighs the goods and acertaine the weight in the waggoners 20th but it is not in my power to weigh them here, having nothing better than a common [undecipherable] to do it with- a pair of scales and weights, for the [undecipherable] of weighing large Bales, etc. would be useful here- Mr. Matthew Hopkins, the young gentleman who aided as an Assistant to Mr. Price, determined on leaving the Factory in the course of a month or two, which I shall not object to. A prudent person, acquainted with us and who is a stranger to the former customs of the Factory, would make me the most agreeable Assistant. I will thank you sir, to mention this circumstance to his Honor the Glory of Man, and with his approval (or apparition) to furnish me with such a Person if possible
I am [undecipherable]
your most [undecipherable]
Mr. John Harris
Keeper of Military Hous.
Chief.