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Appoint Someone to Receive Spirits

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Date June 29, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name James O'Hara (primary)
Summary Secretary Knox is informing Quartermaster General James O'Hara that he is enclosing an extract of a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, as well as the orders for Major Craig. He is to appoint someone to receive the spirits at Fort Washington. He also discusses the amount of money furnished to Major Craig for his requisitions.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups James O'Hara; Henry Knox; Alexander Hamilton; Isaac Craig; Samuel Hodgdon;
Related Places War Department; Fort Washington; Pittsburgh; ;
Keywords letter; spirits; requisition; whiskey;
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James OHara Esq. War Departmt June 29th 1793
Sir I enclose you an letter extract of a letter to me from the Secretary of the Treasury, and also a copy of my orders of Major Craig. It will remain for you to appoint some person to receive the Spirits alluded to at Fort Washington. It will be unnecessary to add that he ought to be a person in whom entire confidence may be plac'd.
Six thousand three hundred & four Dollars has lately been furnish'd Major Craig upon his
requisition, and for objects contain'd in your estimates.
The remainder amounting to thirteen thousand Seven hundred & twenty five Dollars & 34/100 has been advanc'd to Mr. Hodgdon to answer your drafts, according to your advice to him.
A Schedule of your requisition of the 26th march last is enclos'd.
I am Sir
your humble Servant,
Sd Sy of War