From Henry Knox
[New York] 23d August, 1790.
|The Continental Troops|
|Additional expense of subsistence and rations to the continental troops, during the same period. This expense arises from the contract; the price of the ration at fort Washington is stated at six and a half ninetieths of a dollar; but, from that post|
|to the places of operation, the price will be sixteen-ninetieths,||4,146|
|The quartermaster’s department, including the hire of four hundred horses,
purchase of boats, and transportation,
The contractors are to execute the duties of the quartermaster’s department; the extra services, therefore, which will be required of them, independent of the sum set down for contingencies, will amount to sixty-five thousand six hundred and eighty-two dollars. One half of this sum may be necessary to be advanced immediately, to enable them to perform effectually the services required.
ASP description begins American State Papers, Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States (Washington, 1832–1861). description ends , Indian Affairs, I, 98.
1. The expedition against the Indians took place in September and October, 1790.