Discussion of Transportation of Military Stores from Rhode Island

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Date August 11, 1790
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Jeremiah Olney (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses transportation of public stores from Rhode Island.
Document Format Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Jeremiah Olney; Henry Knox; Captain James Sweet; ;
Related Places War Office; Rhode Island; West Point; ;
Keywords ordnance stores; transport; lower rate; regular bills of loading; cargo; rubbish; old wheels; unserviceable wooden articles; expenses; account; shipments; cannot have them transported at a lower rate; promised that he shall perform the business; bring a load upon his return; regular bills of loading must be transmitted to me of each cargo; rubbish of old wheels and other unserviceable wooden articles must be burnt and the non-weighed and shipped; expences in having the ordnance stores shipped you must make out an account and transmit it to me; shall be paid; conduct the shipments in such a manner as to guard against; transport the ordnance stores in Rhode Island; ;
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Letter from the Secretary
at War 11th May 1790.
Captain James Sweet will transport
the ordnance stored now in Rhode Island to West Point
for two dollars per Ton. If you cannot have them
transported at a lower rate I have promised that he
shall perform the business. He would bring a load
upon his return. regular bills of loading must be
transmitted to me of each cargo. The rubbish
of old wheels and other unserviceable wooden articles
must be burnt and the non weighed and shipped
for the expenses, in having the ordnance stores
shipped you must make out an account, and
transmit it to me, and it shall be paid.
You will conduct the shipments in such a
manner as to guard against all abuse.
I am, Sir Your most obedt. Servant
HKnox_x
Colon.l Jeremiah Olney