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Updates on Building Block House

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CollectionTennessee State Library and Archives: James Robertson Papers view image
Document Information
Date January 5, 1792
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Fort Pitt
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Explained problems that have postponed building block house.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Craig, 01/13/1792.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Isaac Craig; County Lieutenants; General St Clair; militia; Lieutenant Howe; ;
Related Places Fort Pitt; Philadelphia; Fort Franklin; ;
Keywords express; blockhouse; barracks; timber; estimate of the expense; sketch of the work; provisions; ammunition; returns of stores; powder; musket balls; laboratory; ;
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Fort Pitt January 5t 1792

Sir
I have just Received your favor of the 29th Ultimo, together with Letters for the County Lieuts - which shall be forwarded immediately by Expages. The letter to Gen.l St. Clair. I have Returned; as he is Certainly on his way by Land to Phila.
I am makeing every Possible Exertion in forwarding the Block Houses & Barrack, the winter is an unfavorable Season, as most of the Timber is brought by water to this place.-
I Expected to have Compleated an Estimate of the Expenses & a draught of the Ground & Sketch of the Work, I was prevented by my attention in forwarding the provisions and amunition to Fort Franklin, which I have to this day Effected Under an escort of Sixty Militia Volunteers - Lieut. Howe with 26 Men has Returned from Wheeling, and is now assisting at the Barracks.- I have Inclosed Return of Stores up to the 31st Ultimo Since which I have forwarded to Fort Franklin - two Barrel pounds and all the Musquet Ball on hand, depending on a supply Comeing forward; and in People now employed in labrotary.
I am Sir
Your Obedt
Humbl Servt
Isaac Craig
Honbe Majr Gen.l H. Knox