Correspondence for General Wayne and Officers; Ohio River Ice; Buildings at Wheeling

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Date December 26, 1793
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Will forward letters for Commander in Chief General Wayne and officers. At present Ohio River obstructed by ice. Captain Cook not yet arrived; expected soon. Regarding buildings at Wheeling, provides requested dimensions.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Isaac Craig; Commander in Chief; Officers of the Army; Captain Cook; Captain Cooke; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Ohio River; Wheeling; ;
Keywords boat; ice; barracks; buildings; block house; store house; six pounder; stockade; ;
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Pittsburg 16th Decemr 1793
Sir,
I have received your letter of the 21st inst together with several others for the commander in chief & officers of the army which shall be sent forward by the first Boat that decends the River at Present the navigation is obstructed by ice but as the River is high a few moderate days (which we have now a Prospect of) may again render it safely navigable.
Capt. Cook is not yet arrived, but expected in a few Days, Boats are provided to carry his Detachment on their arrival, should the Weather be favourable should it be otherwise, Barracks are prepared for their accommodation.
The Buildings at Wheeling consists of a Block House, Store House & Barracks, the Block House Twenty two feet by Twenty two feet, Two Storeys high, in the upper Storey, a Six Pounder is mounted; the lower Storey may be used as a Store House, the Store House is Thirty two feet by Twenty two feet, two Storeys High, the Barracks are one Storey high consists of five Rooms, four Rooms fifteen feet square, and one Room fifteen feet by Twelve, the whole is enclosed with a Stockade.
I should endeavour to find you a plan of the Whole by next Post.
I am Sir Your Obedient Humble Servant
Isaac Craig
Honble Henry Knox Esqr
Secretary of War
Philadelphia