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Copy of Letter from the Secretary of War to Thomas Holt

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Manning Collection, RG217 view image
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Document Information
Date October 1, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Elizabethtown, New Jersey
Recipient Name Thomas Holt (primary)
Summary Knox advised on protection of Elizabeth Town from hostile forces.
Document Format Copy of Signed Document
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Captain Thomas Holt; Henry Knox; hostile; militia; Governor Henry Lee; Secretary of War; militia; commanding officer; guards; Governor Virginia; John Stagg; chief clerk; ;
Related Places Elizabethtown, New Jersey; War Department; ;
Keywords hostile forces; protection; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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Copy of Letter to
Capt. Thomas Holt
Gov. Henry Lee
on the 1st of Oct. 1793
from the [undecipherable]
Copy of a Letter from the Secretary of War to Thomas Holt. dated Elizabeth Town New Jersey October 1. 1793
Sir
I have this instant received your letter of the 19th [indecipherable]
If the information you have transmitted be founded, it will be your duty to call in the name of the United States upon the nearest commanding officer of the militia for adequate guard to protect the stores or in case they could not be defended where they are, to remove them to a place of perfect security, It will also be necessary that you apply to the Governor of the State, to whom I have written requesting the necessary protection
I am
[indecipherable]
(signed) Henry Knox
Copy of a letter from the Secretary of War to the Governor of Virginia, dated Elizabeth Town New Jersey October 1. 1793
Sir
Captain Thomas Holt, who has the charge of the small magazine of the United States at New London in Virginia, has informed me by letter dated 19 [indecipherable] that certain indications were discovered of the intention of some of the negroes to rise in rebellion.
as I have this moment received this letter, I know not what degree of credit to give to so extraordinary information, But, at any event Sir permit me to place the stores of the United States at the above place and at manchester under your protection, and to assure you that every expence paid for guards or other security will be paid by the United States. I have the honor to be [indecipherable]
Gov. Virginia (signed) Henry Knox Sec of War
The foregoing are true copies from the records of the War Office
Jno Stagg Junr
Cty Clk March 12 1794