My Sick Have Astonishingly Multiplied, Etc.

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Date September 26, 1790
Author Name Robert Todd (primary) Location: Two Miles Advanced of Fort Recovery
Recipient Name Anthony Wayne (primary)
Summary Todd laments that his sick--both officers and privates--are astonishing multiplied to the extent that he does not expect to march with more than 200 privates. Two-thirds of the men will be expected to foot it to headquarters and horses have become so weak that they cannot convey flour.
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Document Notes Partially illegible.
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Related Persons/Groups Anthony Wayne; Robert Todd; Colonel O'Hara; Major Price; ;
Related Places Two miles advanced of Fort Recovery; Greenville; ;
Keywords packhorses; bullocks; beef cattle; ;
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Camp two Miles advanced of Fort Recovery Sept. 26" 1794

Sir
Last Evening the Beef Cattle arrived at Fort Recovery but not the Pack horses; in Order to hasten the Supplies of Beef Major Price moves with only a part, undecipherable of the Strongest of them
Our Sick both of Officers and privates are Astonishing by multiplied so that I dont expect to march from this place with more than 200 privates and the Horses

fairing to weak and almost continued moving for a month past without corn are in a very shattered condition, two thirds of the men will be obliged to foot if from this place to head quarters indeed the Horses have become so Weak & poor that nothing can be expected of them on the way of conveying flour. I have frequently pafsed the matter to the Officers to undecipherable what they could out of their respective commands but not a Single Horse can be found

Col. Ohara writes one from Greenville that the amount of the Packhorses will be upwards of four hundred and the Bullocks nearly that number

The way is ten miles further that I expected to find it and shall be all anxiety till I deliver my share

safe
safe
I have the honour to be with every Sentiment of Respect your Excellenecys most Obt and Humble Servant
Robt Todd (underlined)
Gen. Wayne Comdt (four capital letters undecipherable)


[Written on left hand side margin sideways from left to right]
26th Sept 1794
from
Bryer Genl Todd


Brigder Ky undecipherable volunteers
commanded by Major-Genl Chas Clark
under Wayne