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Orders to Supply Block House

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CollectionTennessee State Library and Archives: James Robertson Papers view image
Document Information
Date January 27, 1792
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Isaac Craig (primary)
Summary Discussed works being built at Fort Pitt; mentions delays in sending Cass's troops.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Craig to Knox, 02/17/1792. In 1828 Isaac Craig's son Neville B. Craig prepared a three-page list of extracts of his father's correspondence with the War Office. This document was one of those. The page containing the extract drawn from this document is attached as an "other copy." Note the difference between the extract and the full copy of the document.
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Related Persons/Groups Isaac Craig; Henry Knox; Captain Cass; Captain Cass's troops; ;
Related Places Fort Pitt; War Department; ;
Keywords received your letters; together with your plan of the works; did not expect that you would have made so extensive a work or did I order any such thing; do not understand why you did not send forward estimates; form a judgement of the expense; important; you must do it; a confidence in your character; reason; reposing to much confidence trust in you; flatter myself; you will not give me any cause to think it misplaced; But as you have proceeded so far you will now finish the block houses and barracks on the side no. 2; also the third block house and the patifactors round the whole; think a magazine of timber will be better than any other; shall direct the paymaster to send you; dollars by this post; but remember the estimates; detained upon the road by causes not explained; hope in ten days time to be able to forward another company; quarter master shall forward the articles you request.;
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