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Orders to Forward Troops to Defend Frontier

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CollectionTennessee State Library and Archives: James Robertson Papers view image
Document Information
Date August 11, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Isaac Craig (primary)
Summary Dates troops will arrive, advised that stores being transported be under guard.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Isaac Craig; Henry Knox; Major General Butler; Quartermaster General; troops; Captain Newman; Captain Buell; ;
Related Places War Department; Fort Pitt; Ohio River; headquarters; Fort Washington; ;
Keywords stores; ;
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Major Isaac Craig
Fort Pitt
War department11th August 1791
I expect that Major general Butler has defended the Ohio and that he, or the Quartermaster general has left you particular orders to forward the troops and stores as they may arrive.
You will as soon as the troops, or stores, arrive provide the means of their descending to Headquarters at Fort Washington--always taking care that the Latter are under a sufficient escort.
Captain Newman with eighty three men will be at Fort Pitt about the twenty fifth instant, and Capn Buell with about one hundred and thirty
the tenth of September; of any who shall march afterwards, you shall have due notice.
I amSirYour humble servantHKnoxSecy of War
Major Craig