Status of Stores and Store House

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Date March 30, 1791
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Fort Pitt
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary)
Summary Enclosed return on stores that recently came to hand, barrel of powder damaged during transit. Store house is in a state of disrepair and cannot be made completely secure. Craig to make repairs to magazine that will make it a safe depository.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Isaac Craig; Jesse Heasland; General Knox; ;
Related Places Fort Pitt; magazine; store house; ;
Keywords powder; barrel; supplies; trunk; boxes; return of stores; wagon; waggon; bag; log building; repairs; ;
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Fort Pitt March 30 1791
Dear Sir
I have Received your favor of the 17th inst together with the [Twenty?] Boxes of Jesse Harland, for which I have paid him Ten dollars, Please to accept of my most greateful acknowledgements, for your Attention to those Articles I have Inclosed a Return of the Stores already come to Hand. They all appear in good Order Except one Barrell of Powder. the Barrel is damaged, but none of the powder lost as the weight is now the same, as that marked on it. the Waggoner having put it in a long Bagg as soon as he discovered the Cask Injured
I have informed Genl Knox that the Store House cannot be made perfectly Secure, it is an old Log Building badly Constructed, and considerably decayed; I have made such Repairs, as was Indispensibly Necessary only; I am making some Repairs, and Alternations on the Magazine, which I Expect will make a very safe Depositary for powder and fixed Amunition
I am SirYour Obedt Hunbl ServtIsaac Craig
Saml Hodgdon Esqr[undecipherable] Master Genl