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Money to Quarter Master General; Wampum; Money for Captain Prior

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Date June 14, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Isaac Craig (primary)
Summary Quarter Master General's agent will transmit sum of $5000. Hopes interpreters Mr. Wilson and Mr. Ash answer purpose of commissioners. Asks about the wampum. Discusses conditions by which Captain Prior may draw money. Is critical of Prior's lack of economy. Asks about the state of the waters on the Ohio River below Wheelen [Wheeling], and between Wheeling and Pittsburgh
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Related Persons/Groups Isaac Craig; Henry Knox; Quartermasters Agent; Mr. Wilson; Mr. Ash; Commissioners; Captain Prior; ;
Related Places War Department; waters; Wheelen; Pittsburgh; ;
Keywords wampum; declare upon his honor; advance; small sum; encumbrances; economy; state of the waters; stores; highly confidential; shipments; postscript; safe conveyance; ;
Key Phrases he has so little economy in his arrangements;

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No 106 War department
June 14 1793
Your favor of the 7 instant has been received The Qr Masters Agent will transmit you by this post the Sum of Five thousand dollars - a sum will be forwarded to him the QMG by the next post
I hope Mr. Wilson and Mr. Ash will answer the purpose of the Commissioners
Is the wampum you furnished to be replaced or paid for?
If Captain Prior will declare upon his honor that he has not drawed upon me or any other public officer, then you may advance him a small sum to clear him of incumbrances and draw upon me for the amount but he has so little economy in his arrangements that he ought not to have the disbursement of any considerable sum of money.
Write me weekly the state of the Waters and remember to
to let me know the comparative State of the Waters through the Summer below Wheelen compared with the Waters between that place and Pittsburgh. If the Stores go to Wheelen some highly confidential person must be stationed there in the Quarter Master Generals department. Indeed if the Waters at Pittsburgh will not answer for shippments you ought yourself to be at Wheelen.
I am Sir Your humble Servant
H Knox
P.I. I have forwarded to you for Capt. Prior 10,000 Wampum which you will please to deliver to him if at Pittsburgh, if he is not I request you will send it to him by the first safe conveyance.
Major Isaac Craig