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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.10235
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0101] July-August 1791 
Title Arthur St. Clair to Charles Wilkins Lexington concerning the purchase of horses for the troops
Date 24 August 1791
Author St. Clair, Arthur (1737-1818)  
Recipient Lexington, Charles Wilkins  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Writes concerning the purchase of horses for the troops. States "in consequence of no person's appearing at Fort Washinton on the part of the Contractors to make provision for the transportation of the flour & for the Army, I had been obliged to take it upon myslef, and had Agent, to provide the horses and carriages that would be necessary." Appears to be a mix-up in ordering horses, so asks Lexington to "suspend your purchases of horses until you hear again." Noted as a copy. Watermarked "Watt & C Patent Copyin[g]." Letterpress copy.
Subjects Military History  Transportation  Frontiers and Exploration  American Indian History  Northwest Territory  Military Supplies  Military Provisions  Northwest Indian War  
People St. Clair, Arthur (1737-1818)  Lexington, Charles Wilkins (fl. 1791)  
Place written Lexington, Massachusetts
Theme Government & Politics; Native Americans
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information St. Clair was the ninth President of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation, serving from 1787-1787. He was also a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, the highest-ranking officer, as a major-general, in the US Army (1791-1792), and the only territorial governor of Ohio.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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