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Reporting on the establishment of a garrison at Pittsburgh

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Date June 15, 1792
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wayne is reporting on the general status of the establishment of a garrison at Pittsburgh. He particularly asks that Knox begin sending him the troops he will need to accomplish his mission.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Anthony Wayne; Captain Hughes; Dragoons; General Wilkinson; hostile Indians; the President; State troops; Major McCully; rangers; Indians; Lieutenant Jeffers; Contractors; recruits; ;
Related Places Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh: Fort Washington;
Keywords Garrison of about Forty recruits; six boats with provision and stores; intelligence; movements or intentions of the hostile Indians; disposition of the State troops under Maj. McCully; the frontiers of this quarter; insult and depredation; rendezvous; boats; provisions; stores; newspaper; ;
Key Phrases May I now request that you will be pleased to forward the recruits from their respective rendezvous the soonest possible, for I really feel awkwardly situated, a General without troops is something similar to a fish out of water.

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