Delivery of Equipment and Supplies

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Date May 12, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Isaac Craig (primary)
Summary Instructions for outfitting recruits to rendezvous at Pittsburgh.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Craig to Knox, 05/19/1791.
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Related Persons/Groups Isaac Craig; Henry Knox; Major Clark; Major Clark's battalion; levies; Samuel Hodgdon; ;
Related Places War Department; Pittsburgh; ;
Keywords clothing; tents; ;
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War DepartmentMay 12th 1791No 10.
Sir
Mr. Hodgdon has forwarded to you the clothing and tents for Major Clark's battalion of levies; But it appears to me from information that it will be difficult to complete the said battalion-- In this case loss may arise upon the delivery of the clothing and other articles before the recruits are engaged as therefore Pittsburg is the rendezvous of that battalion, and the place at which it is to be equipped, You will take special care not to deliver the equipments faster than the actual recruits are produced--
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In deed it will be very important in all your arrangements that you take the utmost care of the public property--
Mr. Hodgdon the Quarter master, will call upon you for extra services for which you shall receive a just compensation
I amSirYour humble servant HKnoxSecy of War
Major Craig