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Loan of Arms and Accoutrements for Ohio County

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CollectionState Historical Society of Wisconsin: Draper MSS-David Shepherd Papers view image
Document Information
Date May 27, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Colonel David Shepherd (primary) Location: Ohio County
Summary Major Craig ordered to provide supplies assigned from Fort Pitt to Ohio County.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups David Shepherd; Henry Knox; Major Craig; Governor of Virginia; Captain Kirkwood; ;
Related Places Ohio County; War Department; Virginia; Western Territory; frontier; Fort Pitt; ;
Keywords exposed situation; defenseless state; arms and ammunition; public magazine; stands of arms; bayonets; musket powder; lead; loan; transaction; ;
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War department,May 27th 1791
In consequence of your representation of the 6th of May by Captain Kirkwood of the exposed situation and defenceless State of Ohio County for want of arms and ammunition, I have directed Major Craig of Fort Pitt, who is keeper of the public magazine at that place, to send to Colonel Jane at Wheeling, to be delivered to your order, one hundred stands of Arms and bayonets two barrels of musket powder and four hundred weight of lead.
I have directed these articles to be delivered as a loan from the United States to the State of Virginia, and you are receipt for them accordingly.
I shall inform the Governor of Virginia
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of this transaction--You will therefore consider yourself as responsible to him for the proper disposal of this property.
I amSirYour most obedtServtHKnoxSecy of War
Colonel David ShepherdLieutt of Ohio County