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Movement of Troops; Safeguarding of Letters for Commander in Chief

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CollectionTennessee State Library and Archives: James Robertson Papers view image
Document Information
Date July 20, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Summary Mentions his direction to Lieutenant Colonel Clarke to make provisions to send troops. Supposes that detachments at Marrietta and Gallipolis must have their boats with them. Captain Pratt's detachment must wait at Pittsburg. Asks that enclosed letters be forwarded by express boat. Directs that the carrier not suffer them to be taken, or destroy.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Craig to Knox, 07/25/1793.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Isaac Craig; Henry Knox; Comptroller; Lieutenant Colonel Clarke; troops; Captain Pratt; recruits; Quartermaster General; Commander in Chief; ;
Related Places Pittsburgh; War Department; Headquarters; Marietta; Gallipolis; Ohio River; ;
Keywords packet; boats; march; stores; enclosed letters; receipt and approbation; estimate; highest importance; express boat; destroy; ;
Key Phrases proper directions to the person having charge of the letters to destroy and not suffer them to be taken;

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