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Letters; Ohio River Iced Up; Garrison Musters and Pay Rolls

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CollectionTennessee State Library and Archives: James Robertson Papers view image
Document Information
Date January 17, 1794
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Received letters, including one to Lieutenant Robert Thompson. Weather has unexpectedly changed and prevented Major Cass from embarking; Ohio River full of ice. Captain Crawford not yet returned. Mentions muster and payrolls for Fort Franklin, Beaver Block House, and garrisons at Fort Fayette and Wheeling.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Stagg to Craig, 01/24/1794.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Isaac Craig; Lieutenant Robert Thompson; Major Cass; Captain Crawford; Joseph Howell; merchants; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Headquarters; Fort Franklin; Beaver Block House; Fort Fayette; Wheeling; ;
Keywords change of weather; muster rolls; pay rolls; garrisons; one months pay; ;
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Pittsburgh 17th January 1794
Sir
I have Received your letter of the 11th instant, enclosing one addressed to Lieut Robert Thompson which is Delivered. An unexpected Change of Weather on the 11th prevented Major Cass from embarking on the 12th Since which the River Continues full of Ice
Captain Crawford is not yet Returned from Head Quarters.
I have herewith addressed to Joseph Howell, the Muster and Pay Rolls of the Garrison of Fort Franklin and Beaver Block; the Garrisons of Fort Fayette and Wheeling cannot be mustered until Captain Crawford's Return. I have, however, advanced the Men one Months Pay and I find that they are generally accountable to Captain Crawford for two Months Pay by his Orders on Merchants in their favour, for Necessaries they have purchased.
I am Sir
Your most Obedient Humble Servant
Isaac Craig
Honble Henry Knox
Secretary of War
Philadelphia