Navigation of Ohio River and Construction at Wheeling

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Date June 25, 1793
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Discusses navigation of Ohio River, population of Wheeling, Virginia [now West Virginia]. Mentions great danger on the road to Wheeling due to Indians. Has prepared tools for erecting buildings at Wheeling. Mentions sending stores to Buffaloe Creek. Mentions commissioner's instructions for purchasing Wampum. Says that the land jobbing business is permitted at a very unreasonable time, while Treaty is pending.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Isaac Craig; Indians; wampum; General Anthony Wayne; Captain Melcher; Seneca; Commissioners; Governor Mifflin; Captain Prior; Commander in Chief; William Knox; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Virginia; Wheeling; Buffalo Creek; Niagara; Alleghany River; Ohio River; frontiers; Headquarters; Allegheny River; ;
Keywords buildings; timber; tools; wampum; wagon; waggon; boat; expenses; store house; land carriage; account of charges; land jobbing; treaty; invoice of stores received; general return of stores; abstract of disbursements; Indians goods; hospital stores; grain; packet; post notes; baggage; ;
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