Discussion of Transportation of Military Stores from Rhode Island

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Date August 25, 1790
Author Name Jeremiah Olney (primary) Location: Providence
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses transportation of public stores from Rhode Island.
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Document Notes Discussion of Transportation of Military Stores from Rhode Island (3)
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Jeremiah Olney; Captain James Sweet; ;
Related Places Providence; West Point; ;
Keywords packet; military stores; contract; transportation; remainder of the stores; expenses; collecting and delivering; pay; bill of lading; military stores to be delivered; your favor; agreeable to your directions; ;
Key Phrases contracted with him to transport the remainder of the stores; find it will be necessary to be furnished with one hundred dollars to be accounted for the purpose of defraying the expences of delivering the stores; necessary as the persons I employ are in want of their pay;
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c/o Henry Knox Esq.-
25th August 790.
Your favr of 11th Inst. has been recd. & agreeable to your Directions, I have Loaded Capt. James Sweets Packett with ^T 27. ^G. 11. ^q 3. ^ [stricken u?] 0 of Military Stores, to be delivered at West Point for Two Dollars per Ton, but I have Contracted with him to Transport the Remainder of the Stores for One & Three Quarters of a Dollar.
I find it will be Necessary that I should be furnished with One hundred Dollars to be accounted for, for the purpose of Defraying the Expences of Collecting & Delivering the Stores at the Landg - this is the more Necessary as the Persons I Employ are in want of their Pay -
I have the Honor to be with Esteem Sr. your Obed. Humle Serv
Jerh Olney
N.S. Capt. Sweet's Bill of Lading for the above insertd Stores, is enclosed.
The Secretary at War
New York -