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New & Improved Fortfications are Absolutely Necessary

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Document Information
Date April 1793
Author Name Rufus Putnam (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Putnam discusses the improvement of current fortifications and the erection of new ones for the protection of frontier inhabitants and accomodation of the troops of the garrison at Gallipolis.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes The author is not shown but, based on content, it is presumed to be Rufus Putnam.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Rufus Putnam; Matthews & Bodwell; continental troops; public officer; Haskel; Tillinghast; French settlers; Mr. Heckenwelder; Mr. Martin; Mr. Wells; Elezer Bullard; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Cincinnati; Vincennes; Muskingum; ;
Keywords works erected at Gallipolis; block house; stockade; repairs; protection of the inhabitants; accommodation of the troops; attack; defeat of General St. Clair; sacrifice; state of defense; village; stockade; distress and suffering of a frontier settlement; liquidation of this account; table for the Indian Chiefs; wages; ;
Key Phrases I examined the situation of [Gallipolis] and am clearly of the opinion that the new block house and stockade and the repair of the old one was absolutely necessary for the protection of the inhabitants and accommodation of the troops who have since occupied.

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