Discusses Need for Horses and Oxen

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: QMG James O'Hara Ltrs Sent, RG92 (no image)
Document Information
Date November 2, 1792
Author Name James O'Hara (primary)
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Encloses a return of horses, oxen, and wagon, which he believes will set to rest any concerns about extravagance. There are five teams currently working to supply fuel to the camp and garrison, and even those are not sufficient so that O'Hara has hired additional help on occasion. Pack horses needed to fulfill orders of the Commander in Chief for delivering forage to forts. The only way to transport forage without extra horses would be if the weather allowed for carts or sleds. There is not enough time for him to enclose a list of expenditures, sends a general statement instead.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes No digital image
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; James O'Hara; teams; Commander in Chief; General Wilkinson; Isaac Craig; Major Craig; ;
Related Places Fort Jefferson; Fort St. Clair; Fort Hamilton; Fort St. Louis; camp; garrison; ;
Keywords return; horses; oxen; wagons; fuel; wood; pack horses; carts; sleds; expenditures; disbursement; ;
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