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Supplies Needed to Ease Shortages

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionClements Library: Anthony Wayne Letterbooks view image
CollectionPrinted Version only (no image)
MicrofilmHistorical Society Of Pennsylvania: Anthony Wayne Papers (no image)
PublicationKnopf, Richard C., ed. Anthony Wayne, A Name In Arms: The Wayne-Knox-Pickering-McHenry Correspondence. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1960. (no image)
Document Information
Date October 12, 1792
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wayne discusses the supplies he needs and the shortages he is experiencing. He talks of the deposition he took from William May regarding the death of two Americans at the hands of the Indians.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Anthony Wayne; President Washington; General Wilkinson; General Putnam; General Chapin; Deputy Quarter Master Belli; Colonel Arthur Campbell; contractors; William May; Freeman; prisoners; Indians; Captain Armstrong; Major Rudolph; Cornets; Cavalry; Captain W Campbell; Stakes; Roberts; inhabitants; sergeant; corporal; privates; dismounted Dragoons; artillery; infantry; riflemen; ;
Related Places Pittsburgh; posts; garrisons; Fort Washington; Fort Hamilton; down the river; river; Cussawago; Cussewago; Mead's Mill; Fort Franklin; Big Beaver; Pennsylvania; ;
Keywords supplies of provision; posts and garrisons; rations; deposition; deserted by order; first flag; killed; imprisoned; dead bodies; examination under oath; liberal reward; double part; intelligence; extracts; general orders; fall of rain; superior force; protection; plantations; winter; boards; saw mills; weekly patrol; monthly return; small effective force; detached posts; clothing; a copy of my letter of the 8th instant; provisions for 6000 men for three months; ;
Key Phrases I must observe that the total rank & file at this place are but 793 out of which there are upwards of one hundred dismounted Dragoons or men wanting clothing, so that there will be 700 left, including Cavalry, Artillery, Infantry, and riflemen; every intelligence breathes war!;

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