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Fort Pitt, 17 Jan. 1781. Acknowledges receipt of letter of 12 Oct. 1780. Has information from Detroit that the Indians are in council there and expects “they are meditating with the British to attack these frontier posts, as soon as the season will permit.” The orders to James Francis Moore to purchase rations “on this side the Mountain” will distress the troops there “and probably greatly...
I am now, with the Troops under my command, at this place by Order of Genl. Nelson. I have to inform your Excellency, that there is not a fourth part of the Regiment supplied with Amunition, and as I am Ordered by the General to join the Baron, and begin my March early tomorrow, unless Amunition is sent on, or ordered to follow me I shall find myself in rather an awkward situation. Your...
Yesterday Capt. Shannon who is a Commissary of Purchases for this department apply’d to me to Countersign Sundry Bills which he had drawn for Purchases that he had made here. Colo. Clark under whose appointment he Acts being absent was the cause of this Application. It being the first of the kind and my knowing very little about the Purchases together with the several sums amounting to...
This will be delivered your Excellency by an Officer of Colo. Armand ’s Corps who will also present a List of some few articles necessary to render that Corps fit for Service. The absolute necessity of employing this Corps induces me to request your Excellency’s assistance in procuring these Articles for the expence of which I will answer for the Continent. The advantages of a Superiority in...
I must request your Excellency to order 200,000 Dollars to be paid to Mr. Benj. Harrison Subject to my orders for which the United States is to be accountable. I am &c. FC ( NHi ). RC (not found) was enclosed in a letter from Steuben to Benjamin Harrison of the same date, FC of which is also in NHi .