Regarding the Rejection of Woolen Overalls

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Date November 10, 1792
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Isaac Craig (primary)
Summary Knox expresses surprise over the rejection of woolen overalls, since he took measures to have them inspected. It had been reported to him that every article passed inspection.
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Related Persons/Groups Isaac Craig; Henry Knox;
Related Places War Department; ;
Keywords woolen overalls; inspected; critical examination; ;
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War department, Nov: 10th 1792.
Sir
I have received your letter of the 2d instant. I am surprized to hear that a single pair of the woolen overalls, for the troops should have been rejected. Every article of clothing was reported to me, as having passed a critical examination by the inspectors, who were specially appointed for that purpose.
I am Sir,
with esteem,
Your humble Servt
H Knox
Major Craig