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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05161
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0102] September-October 1791 
Title Arthur St. Clair to Henry Knox on the Northwest Indian War and military movements
Date 18 September 1791
Author St. Clair, Arthur (1737-1818)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Reports that he was able to advise Knox of the arrival of General Richard Butler and the last contingent of troops. Says the Kentucky militiamen are expected on 25 September. Will probably move from the camp on the Great Miami River on or before the 25 September. Writes, "I have been too sanguine in my Calculation of the time necessary for erecting the Fort there, but as soon as it is enclosed, and the shell of the Houses up, the Garrison will be able to compleat it for themselves before Winter." Notes the commissary has forward 100,000 rations to the camp. The quartermaster and court of enquiry will be ready to move everything from Fort Washington by 21 September. Sent this letter as contractors were going by light canoe to Pittsburgh and he thought it might get to Knox before his previous letter of the 18th. Tells Knox, "every possible Exertion shall be made to bring the Campaign to a speedy and happy Issue." Docket notes that the letter arrived on 13 October.
Subjects Frontiers and Exploration  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Northwest Indian War  Northwest Territory  Westward Expansion  Militia  Fortification  Building Construction  Military Camp  Military Provisions  Transportation  American Indian History  
People St. Clair, Arthur (1737-1818)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Fort Washington, Ohio
Theme Native Americans; Government & Politics; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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