Letters; Boat Loads; Construction at Wheeling

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Date August 30, 1793
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Has sent forward letters to Headquarters by express for Fort Washington. On board he has sent wagons, their apparatus, and pack saddles. Harness's made for tumbrells. Return of stores received. Boats ready but cannot carry full loads as Ohio River is low. Building at Wheeling going on with all possible expedition.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Craig, 09/06/1793.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Isaac Craig;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; headquarters; Fort Washington; Wheeling; ;
Keywords packets; boat; wagons; pack saddles; harness; tumbrels; tumbrells; return of stores; public stores; ;
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Pittsburgh 30th August 1793
Your letter of the 24th Instant, I have Received together with Packet, and Letter for Head Quarters, which I have sent forward by Express to be put on Board a Boat, that I sent off yesterday for Fort Washington.
On Board this Boat I have sent four Waggons, with their apparatus, and one hundred Pack Saddles.
I have got Harness made for the Six Tumbrells, four of them, are come to hand, as soon as the other two arrive (which are Expected in a few days) I shall send them forward, together with all the other stores that may come to hand in that time.
I have herewith Inclosed a Return of Stores Received and forwarded since last Post.
I am told a number of Waggons, with Public Stores are on the Road, and may be Expressed next week.
Boats are ready and the stores will be shipped as soon as they receive, but as the River Continues [ink blot], Boats cant carry a full load, therefore the [Charge?] of Transportation will be much greater in the latter part of the Summer, than in the Winter and Spring.
The Buildings at Wheeling are
going on with all possible Expedition.
I am Sir Your Obedt. Humble Servt.
Issac Craig
Major General Henry Knox
Secretary of War