Purchase of Goods for Supplying Castle Island

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Date September 28, 1798
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Daniel Jackson (primary) Location: Watertown, Mass.
Summary McHenry is responding to Jackson's letter regarding whether the United States will be financially accountable for all the stores at the fortress at Castle Island or for just those supplies needed for the defense of the harbour. McHenry replies that the US will be responsible only for those supplies needed for defense purposes.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Major Daniel Jackson; General Alexander Hamilton; Governor; convicts; Troops of the United States; recruits; ;
Related Places War Department; Watertown; Castle Island; Boston; Boston harbor; ;
Keywords letter; fortress; examine; general rendezvous; deposit of arms; military stores; ordnance; account of the United States; defense; garrison; receipt; harbor; articles; supplying the fortress; powder; ammunition; property of every description; ;
Key Phrases at present considering the fortress on Castle Island as very important to the defense of the harbour and city of Boston, it is not contemplated that the United States are to pay for such articles as may be there and not necessary for the purposes of supplying the troops;
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