Request for Arms

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Date May 27, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Isaac Craig (primary)
Summary Urgently requested transport and delivery of arms, bayonets, powder, and lead to Colonel Lane at Wheeling.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Isaac Craig; Henry Knox; Colonel Lane; troops; ;
Related Places War Department; Wheeling; Pittsburgh; ;
Keywords escort; stands of arms; bayonets; musket powder; lead; ;
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Genl Knox Order in favor
Of Col [Bean?]
Major Isaac Craig
Pittsburg
N 11
Secretary of War
has to send Arms & Ammunition
to Ohio County
27th May 1791
War department
May 27th 1791
Sir
I request that you will embrace the first opportunity, to forward to Colonel Lane at Wheeling, under escort of any troops going that way one hundred stands of arms & bayonets, two barrels of musket powder, and four hundred weight of lead.
I am Sir, your humble Serv
H Knox
Secy of War
Major Isaac Craig