Movement of Troops, Possession of Stores

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Date October 6, 1791
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Fort Pitt
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Updates and request for information in troops movement. Messrs. Turnbull and Marmie selling off stores, very ill natured about property rights.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Craig, 10/13/1791. Missing second page?
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Isaac Craig; Turnbull; Marmie; Captain Buell; General Harmar; Captain Haskel; Messers Turnbell and Marmie; Captain Neuman; ;
Related Places Fort Pitt; Headquarters; Wheeling; Fort Washington; Philadelphia; Allegheny River; Ohio River; ;
Keywords express; stores; intelligence; movement of the army; returns of stores; lead; shells; horse bells and collars; pull down; materials of the fort; suit; encamp; ;
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Fort Pitt 6th Oct 1791
Sir
The Letters herewith enclosed arrived by Express, from Head Quarters yesterday, it appears that the Troops & Stores, had all arrived safe except Capt Buell, who was spoke by the Express, early in the Morning of the 2d Instt below Wheeling, all well & expected to reach Fort Washington 8th - Genl Harmer & Family is expected here in a few days, on his way to Philadelphia.
I presume that any Intelligence of the Movements of the Army, that I can give is unnessary, as your Letters from Head Quarters must Convey full information.
I have Inclosed Returns of Stores at this post up to the 1st Instant, since which time 400 Shells 52 Inch & 48 pegs lead weight 4,496lb have come to hand, also 100 Hundred Horse Belts & Collars, these & the principle part of the Remaining Stores I shall forward by Capt. Haskel who is Expected here the 10th or 11th Instant. Messrs Turnbull & Marmie continued to pull down & sell the materials of the Fort, and have been lately so ill-natured as to institute a suit against me, for Pointing out a piece of Ground between the Fort & the Alleghany River - for Capt Buel to Encamp on, and notwithstanding several Detachments had before Encamped there, as the most Convenient place, before Genl Butler descended the Ohio, & Captain Newman since, &c no Injury ever done their property by the Troops & I then told them that Capt Buel was to halt only a few days to Refresh his Men, and that if any injury was done in that time I should make Restitution. I shall be much oblidge to you for Instruction how to act in any