Received Estimate for Work at Fort Pitt

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Date February 17, 1792
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Isaac Craig (primary)
Summary Knox has received the estimate for the works at Fort Pitt. It looks to be more expensive than Knox was expecting, but he trusts that Craig will justify the cost.
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Document Notes Cited in Knox to Craig, 02/24/1792. 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."
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Related Persons/Groups Isaac Craig; Henry Knox; ;
Related Places War Department; Fort Pitt;
Keywords estimate; works; terms of payment; expense; materials; received your letter; with estimate of the works; at Fort Pitt; inform me in due season of the terms of payment; shall examine the estimate at leisure; it really appears far beyond my conceptions of the expence but it may all be necessary; confidence as well in your integrity as in your zeal to promote the public service; [no] reason to change it; magnitude of the work; expence; necessary; people have though proper to raise 50 percent upon the necessary materials improvements; continue to rely upon a continuance of your services; ;
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