Discussion of Raising a Company of Troops

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Date May 5, 1791
Author Name Jeremiah Olney (primary) Location: Providence
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses company to be raised.
Document Format Letter, Type Undetermined
Document Notes Cited in Olney to Knox, 05/15/1791.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; James Olney; Captain Sweet; Captain Sayles; Bruce; contractor; artillery company; ;
Related Places Providence; West Point; Newport; ;
Keywords clothing; command; recommendation; recruiting; military stores; brass field pieces; ;
Key Phrases request your determination as to the two brass field pieces in possession of the artillery company in this town; hope you will find it consistent with the public arrangements to grant the request I then mae; pieces remain with the company subject to your further orders; with pleasure urge their exertions in recruiting as well as in other matters that may have a tendency to promote the public interests; is it your intention to have the rest of the military stores in this state forwarded to West Point; rather indecisive with respect to his commanding the company; trust the matter is now fixed; recommended a deserving character to fill that appointment and I hope he will meet your favourable support; ensign of the company is industrious and is now recruiting; honored with your letter; as soon as the clothing arrives the contrctor will immediately forward them;

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