Refers to Provisions for Upcoming Expedition against Indians

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Date September 14, 1790
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Josiah Harmar (primary)
Summary Believes upcoming expedition expense will be great, but believes economic foresight will help. Discusses supplies provided by contractors who should pay themselves for pack horses. Advised Harmar to be as light as possible. The President will be anxious to hear details of the expedition and its success.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Josiah Harmar; Henry Knox; contractors; Miami Indians; Indian Nation; George Washington; ;
Related Places War Office; Miami Village;
Keywords packhorse; rations; tents; provisions; supplies; ;
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War Office, 14th September 1790
[stamped upper right]The Western Rec[undecipherable] Historical SocietyCleveland, Ohio
Mss No. 2404
Sir The expense of the proposed expedition will be great but, I have that confidence in your economical arrangements, that you will not order more packhorses that shall be absolutely necessary, consistent with efficacy. The packhorses for provisions will be at the contractors expense. It is true they will have an additional price for the rations; but as you will not take tents, and, in all other respects, will be unincumbered, and as light as possible, I do not conceive that you will want packhorses for other objects than your provisions. I have written to the governor by this conveyance respecting the Miami village, which will be considered as a joint letter. The President of the United States will be anxious to hear of the arrangements and sucess.
I am &cH. Knox.Secretary
To General Harmar.
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