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Request for Price List

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CollectionTennessee State Library and Archives: James Robertson Papers view image
Document Information
Date January 21, 1792
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Isaac Craig (primary)
Summary Requests explicit price list from Turnbull and Marnie for the cost of casting various arms. Urges speed in finishing work, asked for a detachment of militia be sent to Lieut. Jeffers.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Craig, 01/26/1792.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Isaac Craig; Henry Knox; Cass; Jeffers; Turnbull; Marnie; inhabitants of Pittsburgh; detachment of militia; Lieutenant Jeffers; Major Craig; Secretary of War; Captain Cass; ;
Related Places War Department; Carlisle; Fort Pitt; Pittsburg; Carlisle; ;
Keywords shot; six pounders; proposals; rates; cast; shot; shells; cannon; howitzers; arms; weather; slowness of Captain Cass; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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War department,

January 21st 1791

Sir

Although I have forwarded
the shot for the six pounders, I am not sor-
ry that you have ordered those of Turnbull
and Marmie. Let them send their pro-
posals, at what rates they will cases shot,
shells, cannon and howitzers, and I will an-
swer them, but they must be explicit both
as to the price, and the time they could
execute their work.

I am sorry to learn that the
weather is so inclement as you state, or
that there should be so many difficulties
I should have supposed that the imoniment
danger
danger in which the inhabitants of Pittsburg supposed themselves would have excited such assistance that you would have had expectations fully answered in ten days after receiving the orders.

I am mortified at the slowness of Capt. Cass, he not being further than Carlyle on the 18th instant.

Push your work, and if [possible?] a detachment of the militia to Lieut Jeffers

I am Sir, Your very humble servt
HKnox


Major Craig