Preparations for Expedition

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Date September 3, 1790
Author Name Henry Knox (primary)
Recipient Name Mr. Elliott Location: Baltimore
Summary Orders to prepare Commissary and Quartermasters line for supplying expedition. Colonel Samuel Smith has made financial arrangement. Therefore, there are no restraints in preparations for want of pecuniary assistance.
Document Format Document Signed
Document Notes Addressed to,"Messr. Elliot and Williams" no first names specified. Friends of Col. Samuel Smith.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Elliot; Williams; Messrs Elliot & Williams; Colonel Samuel Smith; Secretary of the Treasury; ;
Related Places Baltimore; frontier; Commissary; Quartermaster's supply; ;
Keywords advances; preparations; primary assistance; commissary; quartermasters line; expedition; supplies; ;
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3d Septemr 1790Secry of WartoMessrs Elliot& WilliamsatBaltimore
"Your friend Colonel Samuel Smith has been here, and has made such arrangements with the Secretary of the Treasury respecting advances as are entirely satisfactory to him. You will therefore not find yourselves any ways restrained in your preparations for want of pecuniary assistance.
"I am persuaded that you will endeavour
by every possible exertion, to make adequate preparations both in the Commissary & Quarter Master's line for the proposed expedition.
"On your making adequate and seasonable supplies[,] the whole success of the expedition may depend. You will see therefore the urgent necessity of every thing being in perfect readiness."