Request for Recommendation of Command & Supply Officers

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Date April 5, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Jeremiah Olney (primary)
Summary Letter, asks for recommendations for command and supply officers
Document Format Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Jeremiah Olney; Henry Knox; Major Franks; Lieutenant Sherman; Captain Holden; Captain Sayles; brother; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Rhode Island; ;
Keywords inspector; recommendation; excellent character; supply; money; clothing; expense; sent on with money to advance to the contractor; having declined to supply the company; recommend some person to fill his place; do not know his character; captain of the late war of excellent character would be preferred; pray tell me the precise character; ask your recommendation in confidence of some person to fill his place who will do honor to the same; declined accepting the company to be raised; ;
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From Genl Knox--5th April 1791
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Philadelphia, April 5. 1791
Dear Sir
Captain Sayles, having declined accepting the company to be raised in Rhode Island, I ask your recommendation in confidence of some person to fill his place who will do honor the same. A Captain Holden has been mentioned, but I do not know his character. A captain of the late war of excellent character would be preferred. Pray tell me the precise character of Lieutenant Sherman
Your brother having declined to Supply the company I beg you to recommend some person to fill his place. Major Franks, the inspector, has been sent on with money to be advanced to the contractor.
I have taken the liberty of ordering some clothing to your address, the expences of which will be paid by the person furnishing the supplies.
I amDear Sir,Your obedt, humble ServtHKnox
Col. Jereh Olney